Leighton Buzzard Land South Of High Street Map

Land South - Initial Public Engagement

Last July the Town Council commissioned a professional consultancy firm to prepare a master plan for the potential comprehensive re-development of the area to the South of the High Street known as “Land South of the High Street”.

The brief to our consultants was to include within the plan adequate space for the infrastructure, listed below, previously identified by the public as being critical to the Town.  This plan is the latest iteration and we want to share it with you. The key to the diagram is shown below.

Please complete the form below to submit any comments to us,  or post to:  Leighton-Linslade Town Council, The White House, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HD by Friday, 25 August.  If you prefer, you can also view the plan and submit a paper feedback form in person at the White House (Mon-Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm).

Councillors will be available to speak with residents about the illustrative Masterplan at Leighton Buzzard Library, Lake Street on Weds 30th August and Thurs 31st August (9am – 5pm).

Our future intention is to work in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council and progress the scheme together for the benefit of the Town.

Land South of the High Street Consultation Masterplan (Jpeg 6.7Kb)

Key to Masterplan

1). Civic Centre (CV1) – to provide a new home for the Town Council together with space for Central Bedfordshire Council’s satellite offices and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

2). Health Hub/Urgent Treatment Centre (HH1) – To provide a facility to house hospital services that can be localised.

3). Peppercorn Centre (PC1) – The proposed building to contain museum and exhibition space, arts facilities, rehearsal space and a café.

4). Youth/Community Hub (CM1) – To complete the Cultural Hub along with the Peppercorn and providing good space for youth and community activities.

5). Multi-Storey Car Park (CP1) – a new modern car park providing 400 spaces to allow for a growing town. Possible provision for market traders vehicles on ground floor.

6). Commercial (C1-C2) – To provide a limited amount of modern office space possibly including managed space for new start-ups.

7). Retail (RL1-RL6) – To provide small to medium sized units to increase the current retail offer.

8). Residential (R1-R15) – Not a popular choice but necessary for the financial viability of the total scheme.  Proposal includes 82 residential units from 1 bed to 4 bed capacity.

9). Through Access Road –  To link Duncombe Drive with Church Square and provide access for delivery vehicles to the rear of High Street premises and possible future bus route if the High Street becomes pedestrianised.

10). Green Landscaping – An opportunity to enhance the Cultural Hub with formal gardens to recognise the site of the original ‘Rothschild Gardens’

We welcome your feedback: