Milton Keynes’ green plan goes international

Breakneck Lane made it into the 'Silliest Names' list.
Breakneck Lane made it into the 'Silliest Names' list.

A scheme to make the city into a green energy centre of excellence is to be shared at a forum with seven of Europe’s biggest cities.

Ideas from the Imagine MK 2050 project is now out for public consultation after two years of brain-storming workshops held across the city.

The resulting Roadmap is the culmination of energy reduction ideas and opinions from a “broad cross-section” of local people, says MK council.

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The final strategy will be taken to a European forum and shared with cities including Munich, Lille, Modena and Dobrich.

Councillor Mick Legg, who is responsible for public realm services, said: “We hope that as many people as possible will view the document and report back with their views on the plans.

“We’d particularly like to hear from younger people and teenagers who may be parents and grandparents themselves by 2050.”

Milton Keynes was one of eight European cities to successfully bid for the £90,000 funding to encourage energy reduction projects across the Europe.

The scheme is described as a “platform for foresight, collaboration and exchange leading to action and change.”