Selling off six Parks Trust paddocks to build new homes could be the thin end of the wedge for the city’s countryside, campaigners have warned.
The proposals to develop six fields in Great Linford village has sparked an outcry from protesters this week.
They have accused the Parks Trust of “acting like property developers” and moving away from its original mission to preserve the Milton Keynes open spaces.
The cluster of paddocks in Willen Lane, Marsh Drive and Wolverton Road is among a list of small sites suggested by the Parks Trust after Milton Keynes Council’s asked for more potential housing sites to be identified.
Parks Trust chief executive David Foster, said: “There is no need for panic. It is just an idea and it could be years and years before any homes are built.”
He added: “We are currently consulting with the parish council about the matter.”