Leighton Buzzard and Linslade

Leighton-Linslade regeneration

We want Leighton-Linslade to be a great place to live and work and here you can read about what we're doing to improve and develop the area to attract new investment, unlock new development and enhance the town centre.

About Leighton-Linslade

The merged towns of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade are located around 30 miles north of London on either side of the River Ouzel. They are close to the M1 motorway and A5 trunk road, and served by the West Coast Main Line railway at Leighton Buzzard Railway Station, with direct links to London in around 35 minutes.

With a population of around 40,000 people, Leighton-Linslade is the largest settlement in Central Bedfordshire.

Its attractive town centre has a rich heritage and offers a regular market together with a wealth of independent shops and major chains. The area has the highest concentration of historic buildings in Bedfordshire and is a strong shopping destination with vacancy rates significantly lower than the national average.

Future growth

Leighton-Linslade mapWith a population of around 40,000 people, Leighton-Linslade is the largest settlement in Central Bedfordshire.

Leighton-Linslade is an area of significant growth. There will be an additional 6,000 new homes from southern and eastern expansion projects over the next decade. Current estimates project that by 2021 the population of Leighton Linslade, as a whole, will increase to 44,800 residents.

To complement this there will also be new schools, new community facilities, a relief road and 12 hectares of land for businesses and employment.

The new eastern relief road and the new M1-A5 link road will open up the town to the south east of England, increasing economic opportunities and further demand for homes.

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