UK Regeneration invites you to view our proposals for new homes and a new village centre embedded in the surrounding countryside of the Land East of Biggleswade. UK Regeneration invites you to view our proposals for new homes and a new village centre embedded in the surrounding countryside of the Land East of Biggleswade.

UK Regeneration invites you to view our proposals for new homes and a new village centre embedded in the surrounding countryside of the Land East of Biggleswade.

The Site In Context

There is a shared vision for the development of this site based on UKR’s principles, the proposals set out by CBC in the draft Local Plan, and our understanding of the constraints and opportunities presented by the site and its context. An exciting and unique place can be created through: an innovative masterplan; a variety of generous homes; and support for the lifestyles we expect in the future.

The application seeks to alleviate a growing need for new housing in Central Bedfordshire and to support the authority’s spatial strategy of delivering housing at Biggleswade. It is submitted following pre-application advice received from the Council and engagement with stakeholders. The accompanying Statement of Community Involvement sets out the engagement undertaken.

Purpose of the Application

The purpose of this application is to seek planning permission for different points of access to the same development that was granted planning permission on 14 March 2019 (CB/18/02458/OUT). In consultation with Central Bedfordshire Council, UK Regeneration has, for comprehensiveness, chosen to resubmit the whole Outline planning application including Parameter Plans that show new access points.

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Outline planning application boundary

Boundary updated to include amended road junctions

In total the proposal is for 1,500 new homes with a wide range of associated facilities including a new primary school and a wide range of non-residential uses from a bakery to farm shops and coffee shops that together will support a way of life that is the best of urban and country living.

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Outline planning application boundary

Adjoining land in applicant ownership

Pylons and overhead power lines

Full planning application boundary

Boundary updated to include amended road junctions

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Outline planning application boundary

Retained access for existing uses

Proposed primary road

Proposed primary road through development parcels (location to be defined)

Public Right of Way (P.R.o.W)

Approximate connection point to highway network

Parcel with at least one Primary and Secondary Road

Parcel with at least one Secondary Road

Parcel with no Primary or Secondary Road

There are no changes to other aspects of the development that was previously granted planning permission and UK Regeneration remains aligned with the previously agreed planning conditions and obligations set out in Decision Notice and S106 Agreement. UK Regeneration remains committed to supporting Central Bedfordshire Council and Biggleswade Town Council in the delivery of this site and wider infrastructure for the local area. For example, the proposed access changes would help to support the early delivery of a secondary school to the south of the site as well as other infrastructure supported by Housing Infrastructure Funding from Central Government.

UK Regeneration remains committed to supporting Central Bedfordshire Council and Biggleswade Town Council in the delivery of this site and wider infrastructure for the local area. For example, the proposed access changes would help to support the early delivery of a secondary school to the south of the site as well as other infrastructure supported by Housing Infrastructure Funding from Central Government.


UK Regeneration Development Values


Inspiration

Draw inspiration from a variety of sources:

  • Aesthetic of the English landscape
  • Confidence and brashness of the Victorians
  • Playfulness of the Brighton Pavilion
  • 'Showfullness' and illusion of the theme park

Exploration

a place to live for outdoor pursuits and recreation with lakes and new landscapes, sports and outdoor activities and ecology and nature, linked to the RSPB at Sandy.

Destination

make the development and Biggleswade, somewhere that people will choose to make a day out from London and the Midlands, offering something unique.

Collaboration

bring other creatives, from tattooists to technology businesses, to chefs into the design progess.

Aspiration

acknowledge how surrounding villages have evolved over time and the picturesque qualities that this brings.

Variation

weave the landscape deep into the new community subdividing the new settlement into segments of varied urban grains, sizes and densities.


The Masterplan


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In total the proposal is for 1,500 new homes with a wide range of associated facilities including a new primary school and a wide range of non-residential uses from a bakery to farm shops and coffee shops that together will support a way of life that is the best of urban and country living.

The masterplan creates an organic layout based around the journeys of residents through the place, moving from recognisable denser places towards green spaces and the open countryside within a few paces.

It creates places that vary, with a denser centre and other gathering places for the community, recognisable through appropriate building forms of small apartment buildings with shops, offices, cafés and restaurants on the ground floors. These places might have a little square or green with an oak tree to gather under.