Plans and Expansion
Harrier Court, Eaglestone (Planning Application 14/02333/FUL) This is a delightful sheltered housing scheme designed by MKDC in the manner of Ralph Erskine, who designed the housing schemes in the northern part of the gridsquare. The Council wishes to undertake repairs to the balcony which, we consider, are unsympathetic to the overall design. We have objected and we are pleased that the heritage values of the development has been recognised. A revised design is awaited.
Granby Court (Planning Application 14/02333/FUL) This is a previously unrecognised scheme of one bedroom flats designed by Kendrick and Lynn for MKDC. The Council proposed to change the high quality stained timber widows for uPVC replacements. We argued unsuccessfully that repair would be a more sustainable option but succeeded in ensuring that the colour of the new windows matched the original ones rather then the white ones that were proposed.
The Council is currently consulting upon the proposed expansion of the city until 2031 under the title of Plan:MK. The Forum will be playing an active part in the debate. Consultations upon the Strategic Developments Directions closed on 6 April 2016. Read the Forum's response here.