About the site
The area is commonly referred to as Land South of High Street. It comprises six distinct areas in the freehold ownership of Central Bedfordshire Council. The site offers a unique opportunity for a comprehensive, new, residential led mixed-use town centre development and sustainable extension to the town centre’s primary shopping area.
As the Council is building the £13million ultra-energy efficient Marigold House as a modern replacement for Westlands Care Home and Day Centre, consideration can be given to the future use of the Westlands site (area 6a and 6b) along with the other parcels of Council owned land.
Picture 1: Land South of High Street, Council-owned sites
The site is bounded to the north by the rear of properties fronting the High Street, mainly in retail use at ground floor level. The southern boundary is bounded by the rear gardens of mature houses fronting Church Avenue and Parsons Close recreation ground, a Victorian park with views extending across the river plain.