As part of our Strengthening Communities workstream, we work within the new housing developments in Milton Keynes, to enable strong communities to grow.

We support residents and voluntary groups within Milton Keynes to connect with ongoing plans for growth, to ensure their voices are heard. We also work to communicate with citizens and the voluntary sector to support them to stay up to date with short and long term plans. Our approach is underpinned by the Community Development Principles and co-production. We belive that, with a bit of help, voluntary groups and communities can do great things!

To find out more about Community Action: MK’s work in MK’s expansion areas, watch our short film:

Where are the key development areas in the City?

The below map is a quick guide to recent, ongoing and forthcoming development in Milton Keynes. The map aims to give a snapshot of the headlines related to MK’s growth, and does not include every planned development.

May 2023 Update: Milton Keynes will see the delivery of at least 26,500 new homes within the Borough between now and 2031. Milton Keynes East is allocated within Plan:MK for a mixed residential and employment development. The Milton Keynes East Strategic Urban Extension (MKE SUE) will deliver around 5,000 new homes, 105 ha of employment land, a comprehensive transport network and supporting social and green infrastructure. 1.1.2 Milton Keynes East lies to the south-east of Newport Pagnell. The MKE SUE covers an area of approximately 461 hectares on the eastern edge of Milton Keynes

This is the  latest update for the Milton Keynes East development. This is the phasing plan. HERE

For a comprehensive and more detailed look at planned growth, please visit Plan MK. You can also look at the MK Futures 2050 website. You can also find out more about the local planning and ways for the local VCSE groups to feed into it on our Strengthening The Sector page.

Our Outreach Programme

We are currently delivering a new programme of outreach activities – the latest updates on our outreach activities and ways to get involved are shared through our Latest News and you can see the upcoming events on our Events page here.

Our activities combine opportunities for local residents to find out more about what is happening in their local areas, what the volunteering opportunities are and how they could start new or develop existing voluntary groups and projects! Come and say hello to our team!

We listen to the needs of the local people and record any key insights on our MK Community Data Tool, so that the information based on their lived experience (their issues and ideas) can be fed into the local planning and decision making – so that their voices are heard.

In the past two years we have held regular drop-ins at the Whitehouse Surgery in Fairfields (MK8 1EQ) to engage with the local residents. We’ve also had various community groups joining us to promote their work and their volunteering opportunities. You can hear from some of those who have already joined us here.  

  • We are starting a programme at Hummingbirds Children Centre (MK10 9LS) where groups and organisations will be able to share their work. If you are an organisation and would like to share through this programme please email You can also contact Hummingbirds Children Centre to find out more here

Currently some of the main developments across Milton Keynes are:

  • Broughton and Brooklands
  • Central Milton Keynes 
  • Eastern Strategic Urban Extension (Other-side of the M1, near Willen)
  • Glebe Farm, Eagle Farm and Church Farm (SLA)
  • South East Strategic Urban Extension (Between the Bedford line train track and Bow Brickhill Road)
  • Tattenhoe Park and Kingsmead South
  • Whitehouse and Fairfields (Western Expansion) 
  • The Oxford to Cambridge Arc – a huge multi-regional development between MK, Oxford and Cambridge! 

Where in Milton Keynes do we work? 

Below is an overview of housing numbers, future plans, timelines for development (predicted/rough). We hope that these can give you a bit more insight into the development of Milton Keynes and the areas that we are focusing our community development work on: 

How to find out more and get involved:

We are keen to work with residents from across these areas so please do get in touch with us if you have any ideas or thoughts on how you want your community to be! Email

For latest news and updates, contact our Community Development Lead/ Strengthening Communities Manager: