Leighton Linslade Town Council keeps schtum over plans for flats in South Side

Mayfair 500's flats on Land South of High Street
Mayfair 500's flats on Land South of High Street

Plans to develop part of Leighton Buzzard’s South Side area with 20 flats were unveiled to Leighton-Linslade Town Council’s planning committee last week.

On Wednesday, December 12, developer Mayfair 500 conducted a display of plans for 20 one and two-bedroom flats behind the Post Office site in Church Square.

A formal planning application has not yet been submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council and the town council has not yet been called to give its view.

Committee chairman Cllr Amanda Dodwell said: “The town council planning committee received a presentation in advance of them putting in a formal application for the site behind the Post Office.

“Unfortunately, as a member of the committee, I am not able to comment until the formal application is presented to committee.

“We have to approach the application with an open mind and if we have expressed views prior to this then we are unable to vote on the matter.”

Historic pub The Golden Bell has announced it plans to object to Mayfair 500 proposals and community group LB First is also opposed to the development.

> Last week’s committee also discussed plans for an extension to the Aldi superstore in Vimy Road.

Cllr Dodwell said: “The planning committee were delighted to see the proposed expansion of the store.

“We were hopeful that the expansion would increase the range of goods on offer and secure jobs at the store.

“Some concern was expressed about parking capacity but the feeling was that this was outweighed by its proximity to the town centre and other car parks.”