Plan MK consultation 2017

Community Action: MK hosted a workshop on 9th May 2017, between 4pm-6pm at Works for Us.


A number of key discussion points arose from the day. These have been summarised below:

  • Attendees expressed a concern that housing targets would be difficult to achieve in the future given evidence of previous years. Developments have slowed down in some areas.
  • Insufficient detail worked up in the Plan regarding the number of houses for single people (young and old)
  • There needs to be a clear definition of what ‘affordable housing’ means. It is questionable if developers are meeting the 30% target.
  • Houses are becoming difficult to buy as investors buy houses to let.
  • There does not appear to be a balance between the number of proposed houses being built and job creation.
  • The centre of Milton Keynes suffers from a lack of community space/community centre.
  • MK Futures 2050 talks about a University, this would create a lot of pressure on housing as students would need accommodation.
  • Public transport concerns need to be addressed.
  • Staffing and resourcing concerns over schools, hospitals, etc need to be addressed as the city grows.

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