Building a better future

Welcome to the website for HRN1, a high quality new sustainable neighbourhood, providing a logical, natural and well integrated extension to the North of Houghton Regis. HRN1 is being promoted by the Houghton Regis Development Consortium (HRDC).

HRN1 Public consultation
Earlier in 2018 we ran a consultation on the Site Wide Masterplan and Site Wide Design Code for HRN1 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our events and left us their feedback. The final Site Wide Masterplan and Site Wide Design Code will shortly be submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council for their consideration and approval.

We are now moving into the next stage of the planning process which is to develop an Area Masterplan and Area Design Code for the first phase of development. The first phase called Area Masterplan 1 (AMP 1) is located directly to the North of Thornhill Primary School. To download a plan showing AMP 1 please click here. The AMP will include details on: building heights; house types; key streets and buildings; open spaces; access routes; bus stops; footpaths and cycleways along with play areas, open space and Public Rights of Way. 

HRN1 is lynchpin of Central Bedfordshire Council’s planning and growth policies and once completed HRN1 will bring 5,150 new homes of a range of types and sizes, circa 2,450 new permanent operational jobs and 2,550 temporary construction jobs.

HRN1 will deliver the highest quality development, meeting exceptional design standards including three new state of the art primary schools and contributions to a new secondary school which will help meet the future need for education provision in Houghton Regis, along 78 hectares of green open space and a range of retail, commercial and community provision.

HRN1 has exceptional connections to the UK road, rail and air network, making it the ideal location for the provision of new jobs, business, retail, homes, schools, country parks, community and leisure facilities. Integral to the development of HRN1 are the A5-M1 Link and the Woodside Connection and both roads are now open for public use. The construction of the A5-M1 Link has only been made possible by the £45 million contribution from HRN1 to facilitate its delivery.