Scenario 2 - Fully Developing the pedsheds of existing stations
In addition to the development in Scenario 1, Scenario 2 assumes there would also be construction on the greenfield land that falls within 1km of a station.
Baldock, most of which is within the pedshed of its station, would acquire a new green quarter to the north of the station, with an additional population of 8,000 to 10,000.
At Arlesey approximately 25% of the pedshed is in a floodplain and cannot be developed. In the remaining area a new green quarter would accommodate 15,000 to 20,000.
The existing Knebworth village would experience moderate infill, with a slightly more dense core at the station. Developing wedges of the land outside the village but within 1km of the station would permit 17,000 to 22,000 more persons to be housed.
Watton at Stone would experience small growth within the existing village, but gain a new centre at the station servicing both the existing village and two new villages on the western side of the railway. The villages would house 18,000 to 23,000.
Potential for population growth in existing town pedsheds including developing green belt within them.
Capacity for growth showing predicted population of each town to 2080 if all land within pedsheds is developed. Growth is highlighted yellow.