New housing and care home for Fairfield

Houses on Pig Farm

Revised plans for the former Pig Testing Station have been lodged by the developers to CBC.

This follows discussions with the Council who have requested that provision be made for a warden control environment for a section of the social housing. This will increase the number of dwellings to 131 by turning several houses into flats.

The original plans for 116 houses and a 70-bed care home were approved by Central Bedfordshire Council at their meeting in the summer.

The development is being carried out by Campbell Buchanan, who have been working closely with the parish council to ensure that the design of the houses follows those on Fairfield.

The Care Home will bring a much needed facility to the area and has been frequently called for by Stotfold Town Council who have a more aging population than Fairfield.

CBC also approved an outline planning application for a second Fairfield Lower School on a nearby site.

There is an acute need for more lower school places and CBC have been looking at the matter for some months. This need will come more acute once people move into the new homes.

The artists impressions shows the housing style for the new development.

Early January saw work beginning to clear the land.