Cardington Community To Benefit From £350,000 Cash Injection From Developer
11 Dec 2019

A Cash boost to education, the environment and public transport are among the £350,000 worth of community benefits earmarked for the Cardington community.

The contribution by Linden Homes Midlands through the Section 106 planning agreement – a developer’s obligation to give something back to the community – marks the launch of its newest Bedfordshire development, Falcons Lodge; where the first homes are due for a June 2020 completion.

The money will be ploughed into a number of schemes, including:

  • Education - £200,200
  • Forest of Marston Vale - £5,000
  • Public Transport - £80,765
  • Sporting facilities - £58,179
  • Local authority contribution to provide new residents with information to encourage sustainable transport use - £7,150
  • Provision of affordable housing

As well as the numerous benefits to people living and working in and around Bedford, there is also something for people looking to move to or within the area – with the development in the village of Shortstown providing 108 new homes.

With something for everyone, Falcons Lodge will provide a selection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, along with one and two-bedroom apartments.

Linden Homes Midlands sales and marketing director Vanessa MacNee said: “We are delighted to be expanding our offering in Bedfordshire, in particular with the mix of traditional houses and apartments, and are extremely happy with the high level of early interest.

“We strive not only to meet, but to exceed the demands of our customers; in terms of design and quality, but equally taking into account location, proximity to good schools and commuter links to offer the very best home and lifestyle package.”

For house hunters looking for a new home in 2020, there are huge benefits to be gained by cherry picking a preferred plot from the drawing board including and reserving off plan:For house hunters looking for a new home in 2020, there are huge benefits to be gained by cherry picking a preferred plot from the drawing board including and reserving off plan:

  • Selecting a plot with a sought-after south facing garden
  • Contemporary kitchens and bathrooms
  • Choosing preferred taste tiles, units and worktops in some cases
  • Having a blank canvas from which to plan a new home
  • Lower utility bills and reduced maintenance bills that new homes can offer
  • New materials used in the construction process also mean that new homes are more energy efficient than their older counterparts.
  • 10-year industry new build protection.

To find out more about Falcons Lodge, which is perfectly positioned just a short distance from the centre of Bedford, contact the sales team on 01234 438571.


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