2023 consultation on plans to improve the area south of High Street

Starting point

The Council wants to transform this area of Leighton Buzzard town centre.

The redevelopment potential of the land south of the High Street has been discussed and explored for a number of years. The Council is keen to progress this, particularly in light of the imminent relocation of the care home and day centre.

Key aims and objectives are to deliver development that complements and strengthens the performance of the town centre overall and provides social, environmental and economic benefits.

The scheme needs to be achievable with the recognition that there is limited or no Council funding available to redevelop the site itself. In preparing this proposal, the Council recognised the scheme would need to be realistic.  To do this we have considered market demand to rule out “pipedreams” and develop an approach that considers all use types but is the most likely to actually happen.