New Towns and Traffic

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

Published on: 2017-10-05 15:32:00


Bedford Borough Council is preparing 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

 

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 FOR NEW SETTLEMENTS!

 

 E-mail the Mayor at Dave.Hodgson(at)bedford.gov.uk

and the Councillors on the Mayor's Executive Committee:

CharlesRoyden(at)gmail.com, anthony.forth(at)bedford.gov.uk, shanhunt(at)ntlworld.com, colleenatkins(at)ntlworld.com, henry.vann(at)bedford.gov.uk, michael(at)mheadley.co.uk, sarahjayne.holland(at)bedford.gov.uk and  louise.jackson(at)bedford.gov.uk