Houghton Regis, with a population of around 17,280, is linked to Dunstable in the south. It shares the challenges that Dunstable faces, especially with traffic congestion.
Substantial residential growth is likely to the north of Dunstable / Houghton Regis. This urban extension will incorporate homes, employment, retail, infrastructure, community, and leisure facilities.
It is therefore essential to provide for new town centre growth to meet this extra demand and that any development proposals can respond to demand as it occurs.
A number of major initiatives will help transform both Dunstable and Houghton Regis:
- the Luton-Dunstable busway now allows Luton to be reached from Dunstable in around 16 minutes, putting Luton’s employment opportunities, airport and fast London trains within easy reach
- the A5 to M1 link road, with a new junction on the motorway, will reduce congestion considerably
- the Woodside Connection will provide heavy freight vehicles from industrial parks access to the motorway
- road infrastructure improvements will allow the detrunking of the A5, removing HGVs from the area
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