Milton Keynes Council ask residents for their views on city development plan

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RESIDENTS views are being sought on a new plan that will determine the future of everything from roads and schools to leisure facilities and drainage.

Milton Keynes Council is seeking people’s views on its new Local Investment Plan (LIP) as the city continues to grow.

The council hopes the planned infrastructure will support new homes, jobs and greater prosperity.

It is hoped it will help to deliver the vision set out in the council’s Core Strategy, which sets out the strategic vision for Milton Keynes to 2016.

The LIP is a starting point for prioritising the infrastructure requirements.

A council spokesman said: “Given limited resources not every project can be built and choices need to be made.”

And deputy leader of the council, Councillor David Hopkins added: “The Local Investment Plan represents one more step towards Milton Keynes Council taking responsibility for all of its affairs for and on behalf of the communities we represent.

“Our destiny in is our own hands and MK Council is determined to ensure that every pound spent on the core city infrastructure is a pound well spent in a timely and effective manner and in a way that ensures the highest possible public value.”

A 12 week public consultation is set to take place, starting on Wednesday, June 6 and running until August 31.

The document is available to view online at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk and a hard copy is located in the central and local libraries.

After receiving comments the council will consider contributions before producing a second updated LIP, which will be made available for further consultation in November.

A final document will be taken to Cabinet for approval in February 2013.

People can comment on the LIP via email at lipconsultation@milton-keynes.gov.uk, by calling 01908 253652 or by post to Darren Gray, Strategic Infrastructure Delivery Manager, Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ

For more information on the LIP and other infrastructure projects please visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/growingmk