1,000 home Green Belt land plans submitted to council

An outline planning application has been submitted to North Herts District Council

An outline planning application has been submitted to North Herts District Council - Credit: Archant

OFFICIAL plans for more than 1,000 homes on Green Belt land have been submitted to a council.

Developer Bloor Homes this week submitted an outline planning application to North Herts District Council for land to the north-east of Luton.

Bloor’s intentions first came to light earlier this summer, and were met with opposition from nearby village communities, including Offley and Lilley.

North Herts district and county councillor David Barnard also spoke out against the plans, labelling them “a blight” on the Green Belt and villages.

Bloor – which says it wants to build 1,050 homes, 40% of which could be affordable housing – also wants to create parks and allotments, new footpaths and cycleways and a new primary school and shops at the site, known as Wandon Park.

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The site is situated between Cockernhoe and Tea Green.

A Bloor spokesman said: “Great care has been taken when developing our proposals for Wandon Park to design a new sustainable community which offers a range of benefits, in addition to providing quality local housing for which there is recognised need.

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“A significant amount of green space is included in the plans which we believe respect the setting of existing communities and landscape features.”

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