Marston Valley lies between Milton Keynes and Bedford.  It is well served by the M1, the A421 and the Bedford to Bletchley rail line.  Marston Valley will be a lifestyle development providing essential infrastructure, community facilities and high-quality housing, a new waterway, enhanced lakes, new woodland and lots of greenspace.  The development will be organised in several small villages, each with its own individual character.  Marston Valley will provide employment opportunities, leisure and community facilities, new schools and GP surgeries.  Balancing the need for new homes while protecting the border of neighbouring villages is a priority.