Master Plan

Next phase of the master plan

Progress Update

The Linmere Masterplan is influenced by a number of design concepts and principles that have been carefully considered throughout the planning and development process. Everything we create is inspired by:

  • Connecting residents to nature – creating inclusive and accessible open spaces that offer and encourage active and play opportunities for all ages
  • Enhancing biodiversity – the green open spaces have been designed to create new habitat for a diverse range of wildlife and in turn boost biodiversity on site
  • Promoting active travel – Linmere has been designed to encourage and enable active travel throughout the development through safe pedestrian and cycle routes

Linmere residents will never be more than 5 minutes from green outdoor space

How will we achieve this?

A design code was developed and approved by Central Bedfordshire Council making sure the design concepts and principles that inspired the Masterplan are put into practice.

The themes include:

Character and architecture

The Code will cover

Design requirements for the form, scale and architectural character of buildings
Frontage typologies and public realm enclosure
Building materials and details


The Code will cover

Strategy to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle
Access to non-residential uses around the site
Integration with the existing community


The Code will cover:

Street hierarchy and Surface materials
Walking and cycling routes and Parking options
Street dimensions
Location of bus stop


The Code will cover:

Location of key open spaces
Design principles for the layout of each space
Planting species and Drainage features
Boundary treatments
Wayfinding and signage

How will we achieve this?

This document will be used to inform and control future detailed planning submissions prepared by subsequent housebuilders. If you want to read our design code or any of our planning documents, you can view them from the link below.


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