Public consultation over 1,000 homes build

A PUBLIC consultation on plans to build 1,000 homes and a link road in Arlesey is expected to take place in spring next year.

The Local Development Framework identifies an area of about 77 hectares for the development of about 1,000 homes, employment land and associated community facilities and services.

The land proposed for development is in two parts. The first is located between the High Street and the railway line and second is to the east of Arlesey and to the rear of House Lane, Stotfold Road and west of the A507.

As part of this development a new road is proposed to link through it and provide a route to relieve the High Street of heavy traffic.

A masterplan is to be produced which will determine the nature of the development, including the route of the relief road.

A spokesman for Central Bedfordshire Council, the planning authority, said: “A public consultation exercise will be held in 2012 which will seek views on draft options for development, which will then be fed into the production of the masterplan.”

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