‘Exemplar’ Bedfordshire garden town gets nod

UK Regeneration has been given the go-ahead for “exemplar garden town” in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

The development will provide 1,500 new homes in the region.

UKR said the Biggleswade project would be the first of a series of villages that will “emerge from a coherently planned country park, with a uniquely rural 'take' on the standard urban extension model”.

Just 40% of the site will be developed for housing, with the rest given over to woodlands, walkways, cycleways, allotments and playing fields.

Jackie Sadek, UKR chief operating officer, said: “We are on a mission to prove