Storey Homes Building Plans for 109 Homes at Bidwell

Following the 2015 Outline Application CB/15/00297/OUT for up to 1,850 residential dwellings, Storey Homes have submitted their details for 109 of those homes on a plot west of Bedford Road.

Schedule

Registration (Validation) Date: 20 / 02 / 2020
Consultation Start Date: 20 / 02 / 2020
Earliest Decision Date (Consultation Period Expires): 25 / 03 / 2020
Target Date for Decision: 21 / 05 / 2020

HRN2 Scheme

The bigger application also includes outline plans for 2-forms-of-entry Primary School, employment land, local centre comprising retail and community/leisure uses, the layout of public open spaces including sports pitches and changing rooms, natural wildlife areas and all associated works and operations including engineering operations and earthworks.


Storey Homes 

Storey Homes was established in 2003 and remains a family-owned property developer based in Milton Keynes. They are creating unique developments throughout Milton Keynes and across the Northern Home Counties, aiming to offer well designed and exceptionally built properties that are appreciated and treasured by our homeowners.

Homes are finished to a high specification and depending on the timing of a reservation, can offer opportunities to buy off-plan, allowing personalisation to a new home to individual requirements.

Storey in Houghton Regis

The application site has been used for arable farming for the foreseeable past and lies outside the Houghton Regis Conservation Area.

Of the 109 new residential dwellings in this application, 33 (30%) of these will be affordable. This will include market and affordable housing, access, car parking, associated works, open space and landscaping. Homes will vary from 1 bedroom to 5 bedrooms and be not more than 2 storeys high. The affordable homes would be placed amongst the other homes and will be tenure blind in appearance.

The homes will be built to a design code that respects the materials and features that reflect and respect Bidwell's local context. The design is of a low density set within an attractive landscape setting of open space and green corridors, and have an attractive outlook and frontage on to open space. From Bedford Road, there would be a continuous and consistent building frontage from the
main site access.

Site location in Bidwell, Houghton Regis
With reference to existing house styles and colour schemes in the area, a range of homes are being proposed for the site. The homes would be accessed from Bedford Road from a new main stem route.


In terms of location to outline planned facilities, the site would be a short walk along the line of the Ouzel Brook to playing fields, school and a local centre.
From the Design and Access statement: “Each area has been specially considered to avoid any residual and unused spaces that may become neglected and encourage anti-social activity. The design of the scheme follows the contextual research carried out as part of our analysis. Key vistas have been recognised with positive termination of views providing interest and variation around the scheme, this includes the use of dual aspect ‘corner-turning’ plot“. Most of what you want to know will be found in the D&A Statement.



Full details of the application can be found at the CBC planning portal and search for CB/20/00626/RM or jump directly to the details at this link. Houghton Regis News Desk Planning Applications group is a Facebook group that discusses planning matters. Public comments on the application can be emailed to planning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk quoting the application number 20/00626/RM.




If you have news for Houghton Regis, please send it in

Comments

Recently Popular

Ashberry Homes New Showhome Open At Bidwell

New TV Documentary to Feature Whipsnade Zoo

First Meeting of Chief Constable's New Advisory Panel

Give blood during the Easter holidays

Town Council to Consider Working From Home More Permanently

Take the Walking Challenge in September's Walking Festival !

CBC Urge Residents to Complete Economic Survey

More Popular Stories

Lidl Plans For 1.2million sq ft Regional Distribution Centre

Angry Resident Wants Peace Back as Chalk Pit Tourism Takes Off

L&D Hospital Mani Car Park Closes From 13 July - Bigger Car Park To Be Built

Consultation on New Secondary School in Houghton Regis

Bidwell Heights - Go Ahead for New Build Despite Crime Concerns

Houghton Regis Academy Closure - Public Meeting 10 March

Plans For 66 bed care Home, Nursery & Shops at Lower Thorn Village

Police Appeal After Man Robbed in Houghton Regis

Amazon Prime Scam Has Cost Victims More Than £1m

Supermarket Responds to Criticism that Shelves & Fridges were Empty

Houghton Regis local news, events, council news, going on in Houghton Regis and nearby villages, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter

 HRND

Houghton Regis News Desk

Contact HRND
HRND on Facebook
Facebook Archive
HR Clubs & Societies
Construction
Fix My Street
Story Index
HRND Pinterest
HRND on Twitter
Other Group Sites
Luton News Desk
Dunstable News Desk
Editors Blog
More Group Links