Leighton Buzzard set to receive investment of more than £1.9 million from housebuilder

More than £1.9 million is being invested in infrastructure and facilities in Leighton Buzzard as part of a new housing development in the town.

By News Reporter
Friday, 19th June 2020, 1:32 pm

Bellway Northern Home Counties is making the financial contributions in line with the planning agreements for its Lestone Mews development, off Bellona Drive.

The money from the housebuilder is set to go towards a range of improvements for both existing and new residents including education, transport and community facilities.

Lestone Mews is set to contain 165 two, three and four-bedroom houses as well as a selection of maisonettes and apartments, with 37 of these properties being designated as affordable homes for local people.

A street scene image at Bellways Lestone Mews development

Bellway is investing more than £1 million towards education in the area, plus payments totalling more than £770,000 towards improving transport. Further payments of £148,000 are also earmarked for community facilities.

Lindsey Davenport, Sales Manager for Bellway Northern Homes Counties, said: “Our Lestone Mews development is part of a wider project of regeneration on the southern edge of Leighton Buzzard.

“Everywhere that we build new homes, we are committed to helping communities develop, and these contributions are a great way for us to do that.

“Good education and neighbourhood facilities are essential to ensuring happy and connected communities and we are only too pleased that our donations will help make a significant difference to the local area.”

Work started on site at Lestone Mews early last year and there’s currently a range of three and four-bedroom houses and two-bedroom apartments available. More information at www.bellway.co.uk.