Housing North of Houghton Regis
Two new pieces of information
The formal planning application has been put through for the 2nd phase of the development to the west of the A5120. It is for around 1,500 houses between the A5 and the A5120, up to the new road
The Inspector has rejected Central Beds Development Strategy. He has concluded that the Council has failed to comply with the Duty to Cooperate. This means that they should have planned for more housing to accommodate the needs of Milton Keynes and mainly Luton.
This is obviously bad news because it means more rather than fewer houses, and all probably on Green Belt land. Where we go from here is not clear, but the inspector cancelled any later hearings where we feel there was a good case for rejecting the plan on the grounds that they did not follow the requirement to protect the Green Belt.