Astral Green

Energy park, net zero carbon homes and jobs


Arnold White Group


Central Bedfordshire Council

Key info

Energy park, net zero carbon homes and jobs


Application submitted

Local Plan

The client

Arnold White Group are a family-owned business tracing its beginnings back over 100 years. They have grown from quarrying and selling high quality sand into a multi-disciplined company with interests in renewable energy generation, land promotion and development with a vision to create future proof, sustainable developments.

The challenge

Arrow Planning submitted a flagship hybrid planning application on a site south of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, located within the Green Belt. The development will create a new urban extension which will be an exemplar of sustainability.


The solution

The proposals involve the creation of an energy park (solar and wind renewables), energy storage facilities and EV charging, provision of 243 new homes, commercial, health hub and green and highways infrastructure.

The development will be carbon neutral, contributing to the Government’s objectives on tackling climate change, whilst providing much needed new homes, commercial floorspace and a ‘state of the art’ health hub for the local community.

Consultant team

Mark Schmull

Managing Director – BSC MSC MRTPI

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Mark established Arrow Planning in June 2017 with a vision to enable positive growth within his local community by bringing…

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