Linmere Moves Forward as Plans For 1200 New Homes Are Submitted


The plans for Area Masterplan 3 have been submitted to CBC for consideration. Area Masterplan 3 (AMP3) is the latest phase for the Linmere development.



  • AMP3 is aiming for 1,200 new homes between the Woodside Link and the currently vacant land ("Shanley land") next to Houghton Park estate in Parkside, Houghton Regis. These 1200 homes form part of the outline permission granted in 2014 for 5150 homes (the HRN1 scheme, now renamed Linmere).
  • AMP3 will also include new parks, open space, commercial and community facilities, primary school, hotel and pub on site.

Average building heights will be between 2.5 and 3 storeys with a landmark building at 5 storeys to respond to the gateway approach from Woodside and Sundon Link.

A press release issued yesterday by the developers says, “The Houghton Regis Management Company (HRMC) hosted a programme of virtual online consultation throughout July and August 2020. We received a total of 28 feedback forms, 10 emails, 25 calls with members of the public and held video calls with a number of key local stakeholders from a diverse background, including political, education, health, and business groups, which has informed the planning application.

Nigel Reid, Development Director of HRMC said: “We would like to thank residents who spared the time to give their feedback and engage on the AMP3 virtual consultation during these challenging times. We are delighted to submit an application for AMP3 and look forward to progressing these proposals.”

The Linmere development is being brought forward by the Houghton Regis Management Consortium
(HRMC), comprising Lands Improvement, Aviva Investors and the Diocese of St Albans.

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