Entries by Thomas Walker

Lloyds Court Development Approved

Plans to rebuild Lloyds Court into a new retail destination were approved at a meeting of Milton Keynes Council’s planning committee last night. The building, which dates from 1976, will retain its current appearance in view of its status as the first building to be completed in CMK. The interior, however, will change completely, with five new large retail spaces and a number […]

What Will Milton Keynes be Like in 2050?

People are being asked to submit their ideas for how Milton Keynes should look in 35 years’ time, as part of the newly established MK Futures 2050 Commission. The project, which was launched at the Transport Systems Catapult in CMK’s Pinnacle building in December, will publish a report detailing different options for how the city should […]

Decked Parking for CMK?

Unsightly decked car parking could line the edges of CMK’s roads in plans put forward In Milton Keynes Council’s new CMK Transport & Parking Strategy. The document proposes to address CMK’s parking issues with the creation of several areas of two-story parking, similar to that found at local railway stations such as Bletchley. The decked […]

Cycle Hire Coming to MK

London-style “Boris Bikes” will soon be a common sight around Milton Keynes following the announcement of a new cycle hire scheme for the city. 90 new ‘bike docks’ across the city are set to be installed from Spring 2016, opening up a wide range of journey possibilities. It is hoped the scheme will encourage commuters […]

CMK Plan Wins Two National Awards

The pioneering CMK Business Neighbourhood Plan has scored not one, but two wins at this year’s National Planning Awards. The plan, which was adopted by an overwhelming majority of Milton Keynes residents at a referendum in May, won both the awards for Neighbourhood Planning and for Community Engagement. The win in the Community Engagement category reflected the […]

Intu Plans Face Public Inquiry

Plans by retail giant Intu to build over the public space in Midsummer Place against the principles of the CMK Business Neighbourhood Plan have been called in by the Secretary of State. The proposals were green-lit by Milton Keynes Council in September despite their failure to comply with the adopted Neighbourhood Plan which 89,000 Milton Keynes residents […]

Call for ‘Safe Hut’ Volunteers

The annual After 8 Safe Hut, which provides an evening shelter for vulnerable people, will return to the Xscape this year. The hut is open between 11pm and 4am and aims to allow vulnerable people to contact friends, make provisions for a safe journey home and stay in a safe and comfortable environment. Milton Keynes […]

New Marina for Campbell Park Canalside

A 100-berth marina will form part of a recently announced housing development at the south east corner of the Campbell Park grid square. The scheme, to be developed by house builder Crest Nicholson, will provide restaurant facilities, a convenience store, nursery and pub, on a vacant site that has been earmarked for development since the 1990s. This site is located […]

Public Meeting on Parking and Transport in CMK

Does CMK need more parking? What should the charges be? These and other questions will be the subject of a panel discussion at a public meeting on parking and transport in CMK this Monday, October 26th. The panel includes representatives from Milton Keynes City Centre Management, CMK Town Council, Milton Keynes Council and Age UK […]