Plan:MK – Consultation Report

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.

To read the full report, please visit:

https://communityactionmk.org/communities/planmk/

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Plan: MK in Perspective

The Fred Roche Foundation
in collaboration with
MK Gallery

The recently published draft Plan: MK Consultation document, March 2017, contains ideas of how Milton Keynes might grow in the future and the plans to build 26,500 additional homes that are required by 2031.

The document is now out to consultation.

On Thursday, 27th April 2017 from 7.00pm at MK Gallery, CMK, there will be talks held to consider the implications of the proposal and discuss the key features.

Guest Chair at the event will be Clive Faine, MD Abbeygate Developments, Chair PDIIDG Subgroup SEMLEP.

The event will host a presentation by Anna Rose, Service Director, Growth, Economy & Culture at Milton Keynes Council and response by David Lock, CBE, MRTPI, Strategic Planning Adviser, David Lock Associates, Vice-President of the TCPA.

There are limited spaces available so please book your seat at:

https://mkgallery.cloudvenue.co.uk/planmkupdate

For more information, please click here for the promotional poster which contains all necessary information.

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MK People’s Assembly – Monthly Meeting

MK People’s Assembly are meeting

Thursday, 6th April 2017
7pm
YMCA, 1 North 6th Street, Milton Keynes, MK9 2NR

The main discussion point for this meeting will be Plan:MK – the city plan for the future of Milton Keynes that is now out for public consultation.

At this months meeting we’re going to formulate our response to it based on two key aspects: Housing and the Sustainability.

According to MK People’s Assembly – the draft of Plan:MK aims to deliver new housing for the city’s growing population. This is something that is needed. Currently, though, houses available to buy on the private market are out of reach for the majority of people living in MK.

They are asking if “any new houses built be genuinely affordable for young people growing up in MK today, for example? Or will they be forced to make the choice between living with their parents/carers/friends indefinitely or moving away from their home?”

Join them on Thursday, 6th April.

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