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Planning at Milton Keynes Council

About us and what we do

 

One of the fastest growing Cities in the South East and the largest amount of green space per person. We are at the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, and a focus for growth outside of London, our recently adopted Plan:MK with its healthy housing land supply, aims to deliver at least 26,500 new homes by 2031.

 

The Council has also begun working on its ‘Strategy for 2050’ to grow the population to over 400,000 people and deliver associated economic growth. We are currently delivering the second wave of major city expansion, building new communities that mirror the best of the original masterplan designs.

 

Milton Keynes is much more than concrete cows and roundabouts! 20 million trees planted within MK with a million planted in the City Centre itself.

 

Awards & Recognition

Our Planning Department have been shortlisted

for the following awards: 

RTPI SOUTH EAST AWARDS FOR PLANNING EXCELLENCE 2022

 

  • The Milton Keynes Sustainable Construction SPD 2021 has been shortlisted for Best Plan. The award ceremony is being held in Brighton on the 30 June 2022.

AWARD FOR USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN PLANNING

 

  • MK Gateway: Socius and Patron Capital submitted plans for £180 million MK Gateway in July 2021, approved by Milton Keynes Council Development Control Committee on 2 December 2021

 

PLANNING PERMISSION OF THE YEAR
 

  • Love Wolverton. Milton Keynes Council

 

AWARD FOR PLANNING TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE
 

  • Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document 2021. Milton Keynes Council

 

AWARD FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT

  • Love Wolverton. Milton Keynes Council

  • MK Gateway. Milton Keynes Council

PREVIOUS AWARDS 

  • RTPI South East Planning Awards 2019 – Excellence in Plan Making Practice

  • RTPI South East Planning Awards 2019 – Overall Regional Winner

Planning for the future... 

To 2050 and Beyond

In 2021 we adopted our 2050 Strategy this sets out our ambition for low-carbon growth and an excellent quality of life for everyone in Milton Keynes, especially the children and young people who will be our future citizens, and those who choose to move here and join us in the ongoing story of our great city.

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Our City Centre

The 2050 Strategy includes our Renaissance:CMK (Central Milton Keynes) project to create a new framework for growth and investment in our city centre. Recent developments include the 14 storey Hotel La Tour, Santander’s new HQ building, and the redeveloped YMCA.

Over the coming year we aim to support the development of a Mass Rapid Transport system for the city, support the delivery of a fully electrified East-West Rail and continue to promote better connectivity and infrastructure across the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Arc.

Digitisation

As well as planning for the future of this great city we are planning to move our service towards greater use of digital tools and platforms, transforming the way we undertake our work and deliver services to our customers.

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