Bedford Borough Council ispreparing a Local Plan that will decide on housing growth in the period to 2035.

The Mayor is considering proposals for New Towns at:

Twinwoods (Nr. Clapham)– 6,000 houses

Thurleigh Airfield – 5,250 houses

Lee Farm in Sharnbrook – 4,500 houses  

     The smallest of these is larger than Ampthill (3,800 homes)

Consultants calculate that each new Town will generate between 16,000 and 20,000 extra vehicle trips per day by 2035, of which around 50% will be coming along the A6 to Bedford and through our villages.

A further 600 homes are proposed in Sharnbrook and 500 homes in each of the villages of Bromham, Clapham, Renhold, Great Barford and Wilstead. In addition, 2,000 more homes are planned in Rushden and a new large Aldi is being built at the Clapham roundabout, impacting further on capacity.

It will be the Mayor and his Executive Committee that make this decision.  Lobby them now and persuade them to think again about the best strategic location! E-mail the Mayor at Dave.Hodgson@bedford.gov.uk 

20:18, 25 Sep 2017 by Ronald Grasmeder