Shortstown in line for up to 1,000 new homes if planning approved

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The approximate location of the proposed development (for indication only, it does not follow the exact boundaries) Screenshot Google My Maps - Map Data (C)2023
The approximate location of the proposed development (for indication only, it does not follow the exact boundaries). Image: LDRS/Screenshot Google My Maps - Map Data (C)2023

Up to 1,000 new homes could be coming to a village near Bedford, if planning is approved.

A hybrid planning application for a development in Shortstown has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council.

The first part is an outline planning application for up to 1,000 residential dwellings, a local centre, mobility hub, primary school, open space, play space, sports facilities, allotments, landscaping and associated infrastructure.

While the second is an application for full planning permission for infrastructure works including two access points onto the A600, internal roads, pumping station, heat hub, cycleways and pedestrian routes, landscaping, drainage, lighting and other associated infrastructure and works.

The applicants said the development at College Farm will “bring forward and deliver a significant number of community benefits”.

More information can be found on the council’s planning portal, reference 23/02783/EIA. The overall consultation expiry date is Monday, 4 March 2024.

by John Guinn
Local Democracy Reporter

 
 
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