UPDATE (March 2019) – A planning application has been submitted for the development of the 2.75 mile long road under application number CB/19/00887/FULL which can be viewed on the Central Bedfordshire Council website.

Central Bedfordshire Council have announced their intention to build a new strategic road linking M1 Junction 11A and the A6, following the success of the A5-M1 Link Road and M1 Junction 11A which opened last year.

The new M1-A6 Link Road would be 2.75 miles long, providing a new dual carriageway to the proposed Sundon Rail Freight Interchange then a single carriageway to The A6. The road would also assist in the delivery of additional employment land and support the delivery of 4,000 new houses on the northern edge of Luton.

“We’ve seen first hand the positive impact that the A5-M1 Link has had on the employment areas in the North of Luton including Sundon Business Park, North Luton Industrial Estate and Park Avenue Industrial Estate. This scheme looks to build on that and improve access to employment areas on the A6 (which links Luton to Bedford) including Bramingham Business Park and Faldo Road Industrial Estate in Barton Le Clay” commented Dan Jackson.

“This scheme would also assist in the delivery of the proposed Rail Freight Interchange at Sundon, which would be a landmark scheme for the area. With this coming forward at a time of real demand, its all very positive. Subject to planning and funding, construction on the M1-A6 Link Road could begin in 2020 and the road could be delivered by 2022” added Lloyd Spencer, Director at Adroit Real Estate Advisors.

Further information on the consultation running throughout July and the scheme can be found here