Consultation ending SOON – MK Council Draft Transport Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Milton Keynes Council’s consultation on their Draft Transport Infrastructure Delivery Plan is due to end next week and we would encourage you to submit your comments on their identified priorities by the deadline of August 2nd.  Please see below for further information on the TIDP and links to the supporting documents and online survey.

Milton Keynes Council is now consulting on the Draft Mobility Strategy Transport Infrastructure Delivery Plan (TIDP). This plan supports the Mobility Strategy 2018-2036 (Local Transport Plan 4) which was adopted in Spring 2018. The TIDP builds on the Mobility Strategy and identifies the transport infrastructure that needs to be delivered within the short and medium term to enable growth and improve mobility for all. The draft plan has been informed by two stakeholder engagement events which were held in October 2018 and January 2019.

Alongside the TIDP we are also consulting on its Strategic Environmental Assessment Report.  Comments are invited on either of the documents or both.  The following background documents are also available which inform the TIDP: Stage 1 Evidence Review Report, Stakeholder Workshop 1 Report and Stakeholder Workshop 2 Report.

The above named documents can be found on the Council’s website here.

We would encourage people to submit their comments via this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DPH9S3P.

Alternatively comments can be submitted in writing to transport.strategy@milton-keynes.gov.uk or Transport Policy Team, Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.

The consultation will be open until 02/08/19.

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Consultation: Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017

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Milton Keynes Council is inviting representations on its Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017, which sets out the planning strategy for Milton Keynes until 2031 together with site allocations and development management policies.

Consultation will take place over a six week period, commencing on Wednesday 8 November 2017 and ending at 5pm on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

The Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017, Proposed Submission Policies Map Schedule, Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment, Statement of Consultation together with a Statement of Representations Procedure, response forms and guidance notes for making a representation can be viewed at MKC’s online consultation portal

http://miltonkeynes.objective.co.uk/portal/

or on MKC’s website http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planmk 

from Wednesday 8 November when the consultation event commences.

Paper copies of the Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017 and the other documents referred to above will also be available to view at a number of inspections points throughout the local area, details of which are set out in the enclosed Statement of Representations Procedure.

An exhibition on the Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017 will be held at the Central Library between 7th and 10th November where you will be able to speak directly to MKC officers.

Making a representation

You can respond online, by post or email but you should complete a response form so that any representation you make can be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate with the necessary information.

You will need to identify what part of the Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017 you are commenting upon (or Sustainability Appraisal or Habitats Regulations Assessment if you are commenting on these) and use a separate form for each representation you wish to make.

The Inspector will need to know whether or not you consider the plan to be sound and/or legally compliant and, if not, what are the reasons for this. You may find it helpful to refer to the Guidance Notes for Respondents which are available at

http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planmk

If you prefer to submit written representations by email or post, please use the response form which will be available during the consultation period at the inspection points or online or by contacting the Development Plans team.

Representations must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 20 December 2017 either:

MKC cannot accept late representations. Your comments will be made public, although personal details will be redacted and not published.

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Plan MK – consultation ends soon!

The consultation period for Plan MK is due to close on 6th April 2016.

Once adopted Plan MK will decide how much new development is needed in MK and where it should go, and will include detailed policies that will be used when the Council make decisions on planning applications.

The consultation seeks feedback on the development directions that emerged as part of Plan MK workshops which were held in spring last year. Your input to this will help to prepare a vision and development strategy for Plan MK.

Click here for more information on the consultation.

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Have Your Say on Urgent Care and Walk-in Services at Broughton Gate

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Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (MKCCG) is inviting local people to have their say on the future of the urgent care walk in service at Broughton Gate Health Centre. With the current contract due to expire this year, MKCCG would like local people’s input into the kind of service that would suit their needs, including location and opening hours.

This consultation is in line with wider work in progress by MKCCG to look at the way in which healthcare services in Milton Keynes are provided, including the possible integration of Urgent Care and GP out-of-hours with the local A&E department to deliver a better urgent care service.

The public consultations will last for 12 weeks, from 15th February to 2nd May. Have your say by attending a public meeting (details below), writing to Freepost NHS QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES, or give your feedback online byfollowing this link.

Public consultation meetings will be held on Tuesday 8th March, 3-6pm, at The Christian Centre, Oldbrook, and Wednesday 13th April, 3-6pm, at Brooklands Farm Primary School, Broughton. No need to register, these are both drop in sessions, open to all.

Click here for consultation documents and frequently asked questions.

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Have your say on developing mental health services for Veterans in England

The NHS are currently undertaking a survey on mental health services to armed forces, the results of which will inform future commissioning of services appropriate to needs identified.

Take part by visiting their website or using the contact details in the poster

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Share your views for Community and Cultural Services

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WIN Amazon Vouchers by sharing your views for Libraries, Children’s Centres & Youth Services.

Community Action: MK have been commissioned to work on a pilot project that will influence the Community and Cultural Services Review (CCSR) at Milton Keynes Council (MKC). MKC want to understand ways in which Libraries, Children’s Centres and Youth Services can be updated to reflect it’s new co-operative council approach whilst best serving local communities.

We want residents to explore their own priorities relating to those services. This is your chance to have your say on how those services are delivered, plus you could WIN £20 Amazon Vouchers.

Complete the survey now.

 

 

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Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise’s role in improving health and wellbeing – consultation

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In November 2014, the Department of Health (DH), Public Health England (PHE), and NHS England initiated a review of the role of the VCSE sector in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes.  Its purpose is to make recommendations about how this contribution can be sustained and extended through investment and partnership.

They are now encouraging discussions about how best to do this and are asking people to complete their consultations.

Discussion paper on the challenges and solutions to better investment in and partnership with the VCSE sector – asks for views from the voluntary sector and from those working in health and social care on the current state of investment, partnership working, and how closer collaboration could be fostered.

Discussion paper on the Voluntary Sector Investment Programme – asks for views on the role and effectiveness of the government’s current ‘Voluntary Sector Investment Programme’ suite of grants.

They also want to gather examples of promising practice and evidence so please send these to the VCSE Review Programme Manager, Angie Macknight.

There are also a number of free events – face-to-face and online which you can attend to learn more, ask questions and share your views.  See the VCSE Review website for more details.

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