Milton Keynes invited to have their say on plans for 85 new homes


Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is inviting people in western Milton Keynes to have their say on plans for a new residential development on the edge of the town.

The developer is currently drawing up plans for 85 new homes, including affordable housing, on land west of Dansteed Way – a site which forms part of the Milton Keynes Western Expansion Area, which has already been granted outline planning permission by the local authority.

Further information about the proposals will be unveiled during a public exhibition to be held at Shenley Church End Parish Hall, Shenley Church End, on Tuesday, May 12 between 3pm and 7pm.

The public consultation event will give local residents, businesses, community groups and other interested parties the chance to find out more about the scheme and discuss the plans with the Taylor Wimpey project team.

Comments received from those who attend the event will help to shape the development proposals before a planning application is finalised for submission to Milton Keynes Council in due course.

Emma Walton, Planning Manager for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, says: “As a considerate, responsible developer, we want to give people the chance to have their say on development plans for their area – and this is why we are inviting the local community to find out more about our proposals for the site off Dansteed Way.

“We are confident that this scheme will provide an attractive and sustainable development of high-quality homes to meet a range of requirements – including affordable properties for local people in housing need – in accordance with the aspirations and requirements of the approved Milton Keynes Western Expansion Area.

“Anyone who comes along to the public exhibition on Tuesday, May 12 will be able to speak to members of our project team to find out more about our proposals and provide their feedback to help us develop and refine the emerging scheme.”

The proposed development site is located to the west of Dansteed Way and the north of Hazeley Wood, with access to be taken from a new road being built to the west of Grange Farm roundabout.

The site is allocated for development within Milton Keynes Council’s emerging Western Expansion Area and is identified as a key location for the regeneration and sustainable growth of the western side of the town.

The Milton Keynes Western Expansion Area is being promoted by Gallagher Estates and a number of developers are bringing forward development proposals within the site. Gallagher Estates is in the process of constructing roads and other infrastructure across the Expansion Area to enable these developments to proceed.

Taylor Wimpey is preparing to submit a ‘reserved matters’ planning application for the proposed development of 85 homes, which seeks to deal with detailed issues which have not already been approved as part of the existing outline planning permission for the Milton Keynes Western Expansion area as a whole, such as property design, layout and landscaping.

Under the proposals, Taylor Wimpey will provide a mix of housing types to suit a range of purchasers, with a proportion of the new properties to be made available as affordable homes for local people in housing need.

Taylor Wimpey’s public exhibition is taking place at Shenley Church End Parish Hall, 19a Shenley Road, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AB, on Tuesday, May 12 between 3pm and 7pm, and all are welcome.

Those who are unable to attend will be able to access the information displayed at the event online at from Tuesday, May 12 onwards.