Land East of Parkside - Homes England Interactive Website Lets You Get In on the Planning

  • Homes England (HE) has developed a website showing the public the path they are taking on their journey to provide up to 350 new homes east of Houghton Park Road, on the eastern side of Parkside.
  • Previous plans for this site have been put aside and a brand new OUTLINE plan is being put together.


Members of the public can visit the HE website, and see what is involved. At Stage One, which is happening right now, there is an opportunity to complete a questionnaire where they are asking for feedback on your understanding of the engagement and comments that have been made so far. Last week there was a meet and greet and session.  

By visiting the website Stage 1, your own ideas can be marked on an interactive map. A guided tour lets you easily navigate through locations on the map. And comments can be left.

For example, say what makes a good place to live, including your thoughts on types of open space and what you like about your neighbourhood.

Sample questions for you to answer in the current HE survey:

 




Later will follow stage 2, 3, and 4.

Stage 2: Initial masterplan options and development brief: During Stage 2 of the engagement programme, HE will present the initial exploration of the options. There will be the opportunity for open discussions with team members, workshop activities and the chance to provide comments on the themes.

Stage 3: Final masterplan: During Stage 3 HE will present the Final masterplan and there will be the opportunity for the public to provide valuable feedback and make final comments. Online sessions will be available for vulnerable / shielding members of the community who are unable to attend in-person and further details about the day will be provided nearer the time, to be organised around the latest Covid-19 guidance.

Stage 4: Planning application: Once the planning application is submitted, HE will share an informative newsletter detailing a breakdown of the supporting documents, and information on where you will be able to find and track the progress of the application and what comes next.

You can find out more about the process by visiting the dedicated Houghton Regis page on the HE website. You can also enter your email address to get updates.

More sample questions in the current survey:




You can find out more about the process by visiting the dedicated Houghton Regis page on the HE website. You can also enter your email address to get updates.