Lively debate at meeting over green spaces

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With the consultation period for Plan MK due to end next week, the Fred Roche Foundation, with Milton Keynes Gallery, hosted an evening of talks entitled MK: City of Trees last Wednesday.

The subject was Green Visions and the aim was to present a vision of landscaping in Milton Keynes into the future.

The theme was chosen at this time to highlight the Fred Roche Foundation’s belief in the green aspects of city life.

The event drew a capacity audience to lisen to the three eminent speakers, who put forward their view of the importance of green space in any city and how it features in and defines Milton Keynes.

The speakers were Kathryn Moore, world president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects; Neil Higson, former head of MKDC landscape unit, and Will Cousins, chairman of MK town planners David Lock Associates.

A question and answer session provoked lively debate and the foundation urges all those who share its belief in the green aspects of city life to make their views known to the MK plan consultation which closes on Wednesday, April 6.