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Arlesey East Sustainable Urban Extension

Axiom Developments (Arlesey East Ltd)
500 acres
£690m GDV

A comprehensive local plan allocation that will provide much-needed housing, a country park, relief road, community facilities along with blue and green infrastructure.

Upon instruction, we introduced our client to the local planning authority (LPA) and assisted with liaison with the local parish councils and a wide range of technical consultants.

We guided the client and identified strategic allocation of the plan from the submission stages through to the protracted examination in public (EiP). This culminated in the site being accepted by the inspector and following negotiated main modifications, the plan was adopted by the council.

The allocation secures an approximate 2,000 home, mixed-use development, a strategic relief road, local centres, community facilities, schools and a substantial country park with green and blue infrastructure to deliver biodiversity net gain.

We navigated through various challenges presented to us and worked above and beyond to assist the client and the LPA through the EiP process. This involved making key decisions on how to present the site and any proposed changes to satisfy the examining inspector to enable the allocation to be found sound and retained as part of a successfully adopted plan.

We successfully negotiated an agreement with the local planning authority and advised on the promotion of the council-owned land.  We also offered modifications to the scheme that met the needs and requirements of local stakeholders and the examining inspector. The project is now ready to move forward in the planning and development phases for a future planning application.

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Mike Jones

Partner, Planning

Mike is a Chartered Town Planner with 19+ years’ experience and knowledge across an array of sectors.

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Mark Harris

Partner, Planning

A town planner with nearly two decades of experience.

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Over the past five years, Bidwells has provided intellectually rigorous advice on our project that has been central to its successful allocation for 2,000 homes
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