This pioneering operational net zero carbon development is designed to create a highly sustainable, mixed-use community set within carefully nurtured woodland and parkland. It will include:

An on-site green energy park that harnesses enough energy from the wind and sun via a wind turbine and solar panels capable of supplying 100% of the new community’s energy needs as well as existing homes in the surrounding area

A commitment to using ground source heat pumps to provide for all the central heating and hot water needs of the entire scheme via technology that harnesses sustainable heat energy from the ground

Land for a new health hub that will enable residents in and around Leighton Buzzard to access a range of high-quality local healthcare services

The gradual, phased development of up to 243 sensitively designed, low-carbon, energy-efficient new homes to be delivered over a few years. The range will include homes for all needs, including affordable housing

A proposal designed to meet the needs of both new and surrounding residents with allotments, an orchard, land for a health hub and a new high-tech business park with local job opportunities

The new Smart Park that will help attract a range of new jobs for the local area. With high-quality, flexible contemporary office spaces, it will help attract entrepreneurs and more established companies into the town from a range of industries, such as science and technology to help build local prosperity whilst providing the opportunity for the vehicle fleets to “go electric”

An extensive network of walking and cycling routes along natural green pathways for easy zero-carbon connections between the town and the new homes and business park – helping to make active, green travel a first choice

An ultra-rapid EV charging station and coffee outlet, conveniently located beside the busy A505, all of which will be powered by the new energy park, supporting the transition from petrol and diesel to electric powered vehicles as well as improving carbon emissions and air quality

Allocating land for a new strategic electricity exit point and battery energy storage facility capable of ensuring that the town receives more grid connection capacity as the nation moves away from fossil fuels