A masterplan to build 1,000 new homes , a school, shops and a relief road in Arlesey has been given new backing.
Central Beds Council’s executive committee approved the development proposals for the town at a meeting on Tuesday (March 18).
The large residential, commercial and community development to the east and west of the High Street aims to bring new jobs and homes to the area.
Councillor Nigel Young, executive member for sustainable communities (strategic planning and economic development) at Central Beds Council, said: “These important plans will take Arlesey from being a linear village to a small town with a new heart and a raft of new facilities.”
Around 1,000 new homes of different types and sizes would be built, including affordable housing and properties to support older residents.
There would also be retail and community facilities, while the new relief road would relieve pressure on the High Street, House Lane and Stotfold Road.
Mr Young added: “It is vital that we create new homes and jobs to meet identified housing needs for the next generation and also stimulate economic growth in the area.
“As we move forward we will continue to consult with local residents and work with developers to ensure the best deal for those living nearest to the development and for the wider community.”