More homes on horizon for Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton as Central Bedfordshire Council reveals potential land for development

Central Bedfordshire Council has set out its potential housing sites as part of the next stage of it

Central Bedfordshire Council has set out its potential housing sites as part of the next stage of its Local Plan. - Credit: Archant

A developer has set out its intentions to build 180 homes on land north of Sandy Road in Potton in the same week that Central Bedfordshire Council put forward its list of housing sites for its Local Plan.

There will be an public exhibition on the Potton housing development – which includes ‘associated green infrastructure’ and a children’s play area – at Mill Lane Recreation Ground on Wednesday, June 8, between 2pm and 7.30pm.

In Potton a planning application has already gone in for 90 houses on the other side of Sandy Road, as well as 150 homes being built in Biggleswade Road and land approved for a further 100 dwellings south of Sutton Mill Road, the Paddocks and the Ridgeway.

Across Central Bedfordshire, a full 830-site list has been submitted by agents, landowners and developers as part of the authority’s call for potential plots for housing.

Councillor Nigel Young, responsible for regeneration at the unitary authority, said: “The Local Plan sets out locations for jobs and houses over the next 20 years.

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“We do need to build more homes, but we must do this in a sustainable way, ensuring that new developments have the necessary roads, schools, jobs, health centres, leisure and retail provision.

“A large amount of sites have been submitted but we will not be allocating them all – in fact, I would like to assure residents that only a very small percentage of the submitted land will be allocated and absolutely no decisions have been yet.”

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The full list of sites – which includes submissions for housing, employment and gypsy and traveller sites – has been published online at

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