Stantonbury Local Centre (Planning Application 20/02159/DISCON)
We opposed this application to demolish the Local Centre for an Aldi store because we were concerned about the loss of a local centre and the variety of services that it would provide. The application was approved but Committee accepted our proposal that the future use of the site should be restricted to foodstuffs to protect the interests of the local residents.
We were concerned that the original application made no provision for the relocation of the important "Bicycle Wall" mural but this has subsequently been secured and a proposal for a new site is to be considered by Development Control Committee on 5 November 2020. We are opposing it the application because we think that the site is inappropriate and we are concerned about the methodology of rebuilding the mural
CMK Station Multi-Storey Car Park (Planning Application 18/00081/FUL)
We opposed this application by MK Council because we thought that it was to tall for its location and that the quality of the cladding was not good enough for this highly visible location. Whilst consent was granted, we were involved in subsequent discussions with both the Council and CMK Town Council which helped to improve the facade to a design more appropriate for this important part of CMK.
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 than the white ones that were proposed.