Inspector’s thumbs up to Core Strategy

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The council’s blueprint for the future of Milton Keynes has been approved by an independent inspector.

Milton Keynes Council received final approval from the Planning inspectorate last week after submitting their penultimate version of the Core Strategy - a key strategic planning document which spells out where and how the city grows and changes during the next 13 years.

The plan outlines that 28,000 homes will be built between 2010 and 2026, with the creation of around 40,000 new jobs.

The public were consulted on the latest round of changes last July, with thousands having their say before the plan was submitted earlier this year.

Councillor David Hopkins, Cabinet member responsible for Strategic Planning, said: “It is very gratifying that the Inspector largely passed the plan without too many major amendments.

“This gives us some welcome support for both where and how growth and development happens in Milton Keynes over the next 13 years.”