DBMK community centre proposal refused

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Plans to build a community centre in Walton Park ward have been rejected by Milton Keynes Council.

The Dawoodi Bohra community had proposed to build a centre on community land between Wavendon Gate Primary School and Old Farm Park, catering for around 60 people with parking for 30 cars.

Dawoodi Bohra, known locally as DBMK, are a religious group, with around 60 members in Milton Keynes, though they insisted the centre would have been open for everyone in the area to use.

Councillor Alice Bramall, whose Walton Park ward would’ve homed the centre, said: “The principle reason for the decision was the DBMK community was not felt to be large enough to warrant allocating them the site.”

Councillor Lee Barney, also of the Walton Park ward, added: “The application by the Dawoodi Bhora to build a place of worship/community facility has been turned down by the Community Foundation.

“It is now up to local residents to ensure that this land is claimed for use of the local community.”

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