The Brewers Hill Road sites currently separating housing from the town creating a sense of distance between the edge of the town and the town centre. It also gives the area a grey, industrial character, despite its close proximity to open countryside.
Planning for the future
The planning and development brief will:
- take into consideration site constraints, in particular the different land ownerships and contamination issues
- make clear proposals for appropriate land uses and suitable locations for these uses
- provide an element of flexibility to accommodate changing economic circumstances and potential changes in land uses
- consult with the local community
The public consultation took place in January and February 2012, and included public exhibitions in Dunstable Fire Station and Dunstable Library.
Developing a masterplan
Central Bedfordshire Council was awarded Growth Area Funding (GAF) to undertake this work and commissioned Atkins (link opens in new window) to undertake planning and development brief for the sites.
The Final Planning and Development Brief was endorsed by Central Bedfordshire Council's Executive on 15th May 2012 as interim technical guidance for development management purposes.
A major new enterprise centre, run by Central Bedfordshire College, has been completed as the start of the redevelopment. The Incuba Centre has a clear focus on supporting the green economy and providing a renewable energy demonstration and training facility, as well as a new incubator facility with offices and support for associated companies.
For further information about the Planning and Development Brief please contact Andy Lewis by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0300 300 5526. (update required)
Telephone: 0300 300 8307