Developers have launched a public consultation today (January 30) on plans for a new North Herts community, including up to 2,100 homes, three schools and sports facilities.

Bloor Homes and The Crown Estate have launched the consultation to help shape the development of a strategic masterplan for the site known as ‘East of Luton’ – as allocated in the adopted North Hertfordshire Local Plan.

The East of Luton site will deliver a new community around Cockernhoe, Mangrove Green and Tea Green.

The plans could eventually deliver up to 2,100 new homes - of which 40% will be affordable - as well as three new schools, a net gain in biodiversity, new parkland, sports facilities, and a network of public green spaces.

The consultation is open to all and runs until February 29.

Bloor Homes and The Crown Estate are running public exhibition events this weekend, and everyone is welcome to drop in, meet the team and give their feedback on the proposals.

The events are being held as follows:

  • Friday, February 2, from 1pm to 7pm at Cockernhoe Memorial Hall, Mangrove Road, Cockernhoe, Luton, LU2 8QD
  • Saturday, February 3, from 11am to 5pm at Cockernhoe Memorial Hall, Mangrove Road, Cockernhoe, Luton, LU2 8QD
  • Sunday, February 4, from 11am to 3pm at Hilton Garden Inn Luton North, Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 8DL

You can also visit to view the plans and find out how to give feedback.


A spokesperson for the project team said: "This is a great chance for residents to find out more about the draft East of Luton Strategic Masterplan, and to be involved in shaping the future of this important site.

"We hope that anyone with an interest in plans will come along to one of the drop-in sessions we’re hosting in early February, where we will be on hand to explain the plans as they stand, listen to feedback and answer any questions."