Future of National Bowl to be decided next month

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The future of the National Bowl will finally be decided at a Milton Keynes Council meeting next month.

A consultation period to allow city residents to have their say on the future of the iconic music venue came to an end on Monday and a decision on its future use will be made on September 4.

The council had 162 responses to the consultation.

“At the moment the Urban Design team are collating the responses received during the consultation process and will produce a summary of these, as well as a final brief, to form a Cabinet paper which will go to the Cabinet for a decision,” said a council spokesman.

The council launched a consultation into the future of the Bowl in early July and residents were urged to give their opinions on five options put forward for its use.

It comes after the Bowl was one of a number of key sites passed to the council from the Homes and Communities Agency at the start of this year.

All five options include a new national headquarters for Badminton England after the governing body was given planning permission to build in the area earlier this year.

The five options include a new training ground for MK Dons, provisions for cycling, major concerts and events, and the ‘international team base facility’ proposed in the wake of Milton Keynes being announced as a host venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.