The developer of the Chase Avenue/Limbaud Close site has been announced. There will only be 5 large self-build homes on the site. The Lib Dem Focus team has demanded a full public consultation so residents can have their say on traffic and landscape issues.
MK Council is consulting on the future of the land around the A421 on the eastern edge of Milton Keynes, including Church Farm.
Developments are decided in three stages, with consultation at each stage, and it’s important to understand that what is decided at each stage can’t normally be changed later:
Stage 1 – this one – the brief. This stage will set what is included in this development, eg. whether a main road or a community facility is there or not. That much will be fixed now. If you do want to comment at this level, the time to do it is now!
They’ll also give an outline of their intended layout, so that you can influence their thoughts before they draw up the final outline plan for stage 2.
Stage 2: Outline Plan – typically this sets the access roads and the basic layout of what goes where. It’s often accompanied by a “design code” which sets the look and feel of the development.
Stage 3: Detailed plans of each part – this sets the fine details of what goes where and the detailed design.
There will be exhibitions for you to see the Stage 1 brief and make comments on:
Wednesday 4 September, 5.30pm-7.30pm
At: Wavendon Community Centre, Walton Road, Wavendon
Thursday 12 September, 5.00pm-7.30pm
At: The Memorial Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands
Saturday 14th September, 2.00pm-4.00pm
At: Wavendon Gate Pavilion, Isaacson Drive, Wavendon Gate, MK7 7RZ
There are also copies in libraries and on MK Council’s website under Planning Policy.
Your local Lib Dem Focus team has just heard from the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) that they have agreed a developer for the site on the corner of Chase Avenue and Limbaud Close.
The good news is that the agreement is for just 5 detached houses (you may recall the original proposal was for up to 10).
Your Lib Dem Focus team has already raised your concerns about road access and the possible destruction of the trees.
We have been told that consultation with residents will start late August and we will keep you posted on progress and ensure you are all consulted.
Early plans are being developed for high tech companies in a special science park opposite the OU, with access from the H9 Groveway.
As part of this development there may be some housing at the southern side, bordering Simpson Road and next to Walton Grange. Your local Lib Dem Focus team will keep you posted and ensure you are able to take part at the consultation stage.
The Lib Dem team has met with MK Council and asked if a play area can be built into the scheme so that children from Walton Grange and Walton Park have somewhere to play – something that is badly missing at present!