Planning officers at MK Council have recommended refusal of the Primark plans. However, the decision rests with our elected representatives on the Council’s Development Control Committee (DCC). They will approve or refuse permission at the special DCC meeting on Thursday, 21st February. The meeting is held in public at the Civic Offices, starting at 7pm – please attend! It is also important that residents express their views to their Ward and Parish Councillors without delay.
Why the CMK Town Council strongly objects to the Primark plans:
- It will demolish Secklow Gate Bridge, cutting the heart of the city centre in two
- It will destroy the market, putting the livelihoods of over 400 people and family businesses at risk
- It will cut off transport routes through the busiest part of the city forever
- It will replace traffic free pedestrian walkways under the Bridge with hazardous zebra crossings across MK’s busiest bus lanes
- It will destroy irreplaceable public infrastructure, including dozens of 40 year old Plane trees, parts of Midsummer Blvd and damage the Listed shopping building
And all this destruction is needless – the Food Centre and other vacant sites nearby would easily house a new Primark