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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