The following statement from 2020 Developments was issued to BBC Three Counties Radio and the Luton News this morning...
2020 Developments note today's announcement from Luton Borough Council that an anticipated determination date for our two planning applications in the week beginning August 20th is no longer achievable.
Whilst this news is disappointing we are pleased to receive confirmation that consultations are now concluding and we look forward to a planning committee date for our Power Court and Newlands Park projects in the near future.
It is now approximately two years since these applications were first submitted and, in that time, we have successfully engaged with a wide range of consultees including Highways England, the Environment Agency and Historic England.
Our two applications together deliver a once in a generation opportunity to transform the image of our town and deliver much needed economic investment to the tune of £250m a year to the local economy and over 10,000 jobs.
We believe passionately in our town and have tailored both schemes to work with, and complement, the existing Luton town centre and we believe this approach is borne out in the independent impact assessment work.
Now is the time to deliver a positive result for Luton and the wider region.