We have submitted an outline application for the development of up to 80 new homes in Arlesey. The site lies east of High Street, on Lewis Lane.
The application site is bordered by existing residential development to the west and south, whilst the forthcoming Arlesey Cross development will sit to the north and east of the site.
As part of the pre-application process we worked closely with local residents and stakeholders. Engagement activities included pre-application discussions with key stakeholders such as Central Bedfordshire Council, Arlesey Town Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Group; a site neighbour workshop, the distribution of a consultation leaflet (which can be read here) and hosting a project website. This engagement has enabled the project team to build an understanding of the local context and raise awareness of the proposals.
As a result of the consultation feedback received, a number of changes were made to the masterplan including:
· The original masterplan included a potential for a pedestrian / cycle link from Lewis Lane to the proposed site. This link has been removed following feedback from site neighbours, who wished to retain their privacy and current usage of Lewis Lane.
· As requested through the feedback, potential pedestrian / cycle links still remain from the proposed site to the Arlesey Cross development in the north and the east and to potential future housing south of the site.
· The final masterplan shows a change in the layout of proposed housing. Dwellings that were proposed to the west of the site, behind existing properties of Rose Cottages, have been moved and replaced with planting, open space and an attenuation area. These changes address feedback surrounding improving drainage on site and the protection of existing outlook for site neighbours.
The outline planning application received resolution to grant in July 2019 and will receive formal approval following the finalisation of the section 106. You will be able to view the details and leave comments on the Council’s website at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.