Plans for over 200 homes on edge of town

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Plans were unveiled on Friday for up to 236 new homes on the north eastern outskirts of Leighton.

Arnold White Estates Ltd own the land at North Chamberlain Barn, which has traditionally been used for quarrying.

As shown at the public exhibition at the White House, the plans are for up to 236 homes to be built on the site, which borders Shenley Hill Road.

Central Beds Council has allocated it as a strategic development site as part of the East of Leighton Linslade Strategic Allocation. A potential setback exists as the land had been earmarked for future quarrying up until 2026.

AWE stated: “Subsequent detailed investigations have determined, however, that the underlying sand is not economically viable for quarrying.

“Once the quarrying finishes, the ground is engineered to accommodate built development.”