Have your say on future of city’s affordable housing

Civic Offices
Civic Offices
Have your say

People are being urged to give their views on a new planning policy that will decide house sizes and types for affordable housing in the city.

Last Wednesday Cabinet members agreed that a proposed new ‘Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document’ should be shared with the public in a formal consultation, starting this month.

The planning document has been developed to identify the size, type, and range of housing that is required across Milton Keynes. It is intended to aid developers and housing associations in creating sound proposals for housing developments which will be assessed by the council’s Development Control Committee.

Councillor Peter Geary, Cabinet Member responsible for Housing, said: “We’ve all worked very hard over the last month to try and find a consensus position on this issue, and I’m very glad that most of my colleagues across the council have come to agree the position we have reached so far.

“This is in the best interests of people and means we will now be able to house families that are currently homeless much more quickly than previously.”

Consultation on the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document will run for 10 weeks from Wednesday, October 31 to January 9 next year.

Paper copies of the consultation document will be available in all libraries and the Civic Offices, and it will also be accessible online on the Council’s website
Parish Councils will also be invited to comment, along with Registered Affordable Housing Providers and Developers.