Video: Minister praises CMK’s ‘can-do’ attitude

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Government planning minister Nick Boles officially received the country’s first Business Neighbourhood Plan during a buffet lunch at John Lewis, in thecentre:mk, today.

Volunteers from the business community and local residents in Central Milton Keynes have spent 14 months hammering out a document that they want to take to a referendum as a united CMK Alliance plan.

Planning minister Nick Boles receives the CMK Alliance plan from civic leaders

Planning minister Nick Boles receives the CMK Alliance plan from civic leaders

One issue the steering group has identified for further study is the future role of Midsummer Boulevard, to consider various opportunities for transport and civic space along this route. The first meeting on this topic starts next week.

Meanwhile, the next stage is to submit the plan to Milton Keynes Council, and then on to examination before a referendum possibly this November.

Mr Boles praised everyone for a “fantastic piece of work”.

Following a minibus tour of the new city with councillors and members of the CMK Alliance, he added: “I love the fact that you take the name of a “can-do” city.”