Milton Keynes East (Planning Application 21/00999/OUTEIS)
We support the principle of the application but feel that it poses many questions, not the least of which is the need for a strategic master plan across all three land ownerships within the MK East plan area. This is our response.
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.
The Bicycle Wall mural has now been relocated and is awaiting conservation by a ceramics expert. We still await firm proposals for the planting and fencing that will protect Bicycle Wall from casual vandalism.
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.