Milton Keynes Forum have arranged a presentation from Intu about their proposals for the redevelopment of their shopping centre, formerly known as Midsummer Place.

They recently submitted their planning application, which may prove controversial, and involves the significant reduction in width of the space along the former line of Midsummer Boulevard, part of which has been reserved as a public transport corridor until 2076.

The application also involves the removal of the oak tree (now dead) and the replacement of the open “Oak Court” with shops as well as the construction of a “niche cinema”.

Tim Skelton, MK forum chair, had an initial presentation of the proposals from Intu a few months ago and raised the issue of how they would be compensating the community for development on part of the public transport corridor, a quasi public space.

The meeting will be in the Lecture Theatre at the City Discovery Centre on Monday 29 June starting at 7pm. Entry is free for members and £1 for non-members.

It is important to have a good turnout so that Intu will be able to understand the concerns about the development.

It will also be the first major test of the CMK Neighbourhood Plan, which has now been formally approved by the Council following the Referendum.