Today's Houghton Regis

Located in the south of Central Bedfordshire, Houghton Regis is currently a medium sized town of approximately 17,280 residents, and around 7,300 properties. The town is divided into three wards: Houghton Hall, Parkside and Tithe Farm.

Currently the Town is served by the Bedford Square shopping centre, a large Morrisons supermarket, two petrol stations and many neighbourhood shops, a wide range of local businesses and professional services, 8 schools and Dunstable college, a leisure centre, medical practitioners, library, various community facilities including the Memorial Hall and the Angels Lane Community Centre, and various open spaces, parks and recreation grounds and sporting facilities.

 

In the 1960s and 1970s, when the housing estates of Tithe Farm and Parkside were built, the town changed beyond recognition going from a rural village into a small town in a short space of time. The town faces a similar challenge as we are again on the brink of a period of extensive growth as the Town is set to double in size by 2030. Development will be wide spread across the northern boundary and will incorporate housing, employment, retail, industry, education, community facilities and open space and recreation provision.

Further detail is provided in this publication and updates will be posted on the Town Council’s website in due course and in the resident’s newsletter, the Town Crier.

NEW projects happening around the town are: HRN1 (Houghton Regis North 1 – M1 to Bedford Road development), HRN2 (Houghton Regis North 2 – Bedford Road to A5 development), A5-M1 link (Dunstable Northern Bypass), and the Woodside Link, although many other smaller scale developments will also be forthcoming.

Busy and exciting times for Houghton Regis.

Support, advice and information is available from your Town Council and Town Councilors,

and from Central Bedfordshire Council and Central Bedfordshire councilors. 

Last updated about 2 years ago