Stantonbury Local Centre (Planning Application 18/01469/FUL) We have opposed this application by Aldi to demolish the local centre to be replaced by one of their stores. We feel it important to keep a variety of shops in such locations. We are also concerned because the application includes the removal of the mural "Bicycle Wall" without making provision for its relocation.
Development Control Committee decided to approve the application but accepted a proposal from us that the future use of the site should be restricted to food only to protect the interests of local residents. Aldi are required to retain the mural but not necessarily on the site - discussions are continuing about an alternative location. An application has been made to list Bicycle Wall and a response is awaited from Historic England.
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, the design of the cladding is under review and will be dealt with as a Reserved Matter.
CMK B1.3 South - Avebury Boulevard (Planning Application 18/01015/FUL)
We unsuccessfully opposed this application for a number of reasons, including location of the main access, height and quality of materials, which we felt were not good enough for this important site opposite the proposed MK University.
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.