Call for Sites Form

Form ID: 883

Land owner

No answer given

Yes

Land at TwinWoods

Business Park / Secure Residential Institution / Vacant / Agriculture

Agriculture

Agriculture

Agriculture

Agriculture

Yes

Housing

Employment, Retail, Hotel, All other types

6,000-7,000

Family houses, Self-build/Custom build homes, Older people housing, Flats

No answer given

30-50dph net

Market housing - Owner occupied, Market housing - Private rented housing, Affordable Housing - Affordable rent, Affordable Housing - Shared ownership, Other

Social rent

No answer given

Nothing chosen

No answer given

Mixed of E-Class Uses, comprising business park, light industrial, and commercial activities associated with town centres

14-20 ha

Local retail facilities and a district centre

Covered under mix of E-Class Uses above, 14-20ha

Covered under mix of E-Class Uses above, 14-20ha

150

Largely covered under mix of E-Class Uses above, 14-20ha

A site of this scale can deliver a range of leisure, recreational and community uses. Whilst the specifics would be agreed through consultation, we propose the land area will form part of the 14-20ha for E-Class Uses referenced above.

Suitable access is achievable

Off the A6 and other local roads

Yes

No

No

No

680

1,397

1,418

2,445

2025

We envisage TwinWoods having a full range of facilities and infrastructure to support what will be a significant community in its own right. Our proposals place sustainability and climate change at the forefront of our approach and the development will embrace the different routes to achieving a net zero carbon development. The design and construction of buildings will embed high energy-efficiency and low utilities demand. A potential new railway station at the heart of the community gives opportunities for sustainable travel and relieves pressure on Bedford itself. There is a strong opportunity to bake-in sustainability at the outset, not just with walking and cycling routes and provision of high-quality bus routes, but also the co-location of key activities across the new community. This includes the provision of a range of local jobs on the site within easy commuting distance of homes, so not all residents out-commute each day, as well as strong cultural, recreational and shopping facilities, schools, health and leisure facilities and generous open space in walkable, vibrant, sociable neighbourhoods.