HRN1 Presentation Report

By Martin Kennedy

Martin Kennedy

Houghton Regis Development Consortium have recently hosted a presentation in Houghton Regis library outlining what the new development to the north of Houghton Regis will consist of.

There is a pressing need for more housing in this country so that people can feel secure and plan for the future, and this is a step in the right direction. We need to keep our eye on the ball, and ensure that the development is sustainable for things like parking, schooling, health and social care and leisure /entertainment, and on paper these are catered for.

Having attended and spoken to the developers probably my greatest disappointment is that the sole employment opportunities will be the Lidl distribution centre which will be mainly low pay, low skill jobs. Houghton Regis deserves better.

If you went, please let us know your views so that we can continue to influence what is happening in our community. If you weren’t able to go, feel free to let us know any concerns you have.

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