Proposed Development

Biggleswade Site 4

Biggleswade, Kings Reach, SG18 0EJ

Learn about our emerging proposals at Biggleswade

Taylor Wimpey South Midlands is preparing to submit a detailed planning application to Central Bedfordshire Council in Summer 2022 for a new development of up to 353 new homes. 

It’s important to us that we listen to the views of the local community as we develop our plans. You can find out more about our proposals on this web page which will be updated as our plans evolve. 

We are hosting an online consultation from Friday 8th July until Thursday 28th July 2022. During this time, you can provide your feedback on our initial proposals via the ‘Have your say’ button above or by emailing [email protected]

All feedback will be considered before we submit a reserved matters planning application to Central Bedfordshire Council. 
Some images are used for illustrative purposes only and include optional upgrades at additional cost. Development managed by Taylor Wimpey South Midlands.

Development Map


The development will be a policy compliant scheme with private and affordable housing and self-build plots. Our proposals currently include: 

  • Up to 353 high-quality new homes 
  • A range of 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom dwellings 
  • Open landscaped spaces

Street scenes

Our street scenes are carefully designed to reflect the surrounding local character in order to achieve a desirable place where people want to live and work.
The appearance of the proposed dwellings will blend with the other recent phases of Kings Reach, using materials of a traditional style with a mixture of buff and red brick.

Homes Proposed

Our proposals focus on the development of up to 353 homes. This will include 1-bedroom apartments and 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes, which will be ideal for local families as well as professionals looking to move to the area. 

We are proposing a mix of apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached properties.


The development will be a policy compliant scheme with private and affordable housing and self-build plots.

About our proposals


In total, there will be 5 vehicular access routes into the development, all of which will be taken from the existing development with the main route being from Baden Powell Way.
Existing landscape features and public rights of way will be incorporated into the development and provide connectivity to the neighbouring phases. 


The foul and surface water drainage for Site 4 has been considered as part of the wider Kings Reach development infrastructure, which has provided several connection points to serve this development. 
A drainage strategy will be submitted as part of the planning application to demonstrate how the proposed development will manage surface water in accordance with local and national policy.


The site is dominated by unmanaged, poor grassland with areas of scrub scattered around the site; both of which are of low ecological value. Further surveys will be conducted to assess the likelihood of reptiles and bats in the area.
An Ecological Impact Assessment will support our application. The site will also seek to provide a Biodiversity Net Gain which is a 10% improvement on the variation of species located within the application site.


The site is located within a wider landscape that has been extensively archaeologically investigated in the recent past. The site itself contains cropmarks interpreted as Roman pits and enclosure ditches. Within the immediate vicinity, there is evidence for Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual activity and Iron Age and Roman settlement. 
The planning application will be supported by a Heritage Statement and we expect to carry out trial trenching prior to the commencement of the development. 

Our approach

Previous use

The proposed development was previously used as agricultural land. 

Previous planning applications

Central Bedfordshire Council previously resolved to grant outline planning permission in 2006, but the planning permission was not issued due to legal issues at the time. 

History of the site features

Community benefits

We want to deliver new homes that integrate seamlessly with the existing local community. It is a priority for us to ensure that we positively enhance the communities in which we build and this development will aim to do just that in Biggleswade. 

The site will contribute to existing services that will be utilised by the new residents such as schools, local doctor’s surgeries, and leisure facilities to name a few.

Open Space

Existing landscape features and public rights of way will be incorporated into the development, with additional features being retained and enhanced as much as possible. 

Community benefits