Living in Nieuw-Rhijngeest Zuid

Mix of housing with lots of greenery and water
The development of the Oegstgeest side of the Bio Science Park has recently gained momentum. In July 2021, the city council approved the destination plan for housing in Nieuw-Rhijngeest Zuid. This means that the plan can be developed further into concrete designs.

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A maximum of 800 new homes will be built on the Oegstgeester side of the Bio Science Park, 300 for students and 500 homes in other categories, such as medium-priced rental properties and 25% social housing. The rural look of Nieuw-Rhijngeest Zuid will be preserved and will form an attractive backdrop for the new houses that will be embedded in the area in keeping with the natural environment.

Alderman Jan Nieuwenhuis of the municipality Oegstgeest (in Oegstgeester Courant of 7 July 2021): “We have a very responsible mix. It will be an intensively built area. The building height will descend, so the tallest buildings are next to the N206 with increasingly lower buildings towards the Oegstgeest aan de Rijn district.”

There is lots of greenery and water at Park Landskroon. Next to the park is the harbor as part of the Binnenrijn. A significant part of the shores green and publicly accessible. Because of this, a nice walk in the Binnenrijn area is possible. The main access route is a wide alley with no parking spaces for cars. De Hartlijn, the walking and cycling route through the Bio Science Park in Leiden, begins at the train station in Leiden and ends at the harbor in Oegstgeest. 

Sustainability plays a central role in these developments. The mobility plan takes into account high-quality public transport and cycling routes. As part of the extensive building developments, attention is payed to the biodiversity in the area.

Location

Planned
  • Type
    Housing
  • Landowner
    Leiden University
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