Dozens of new council flats, houses and bungalows to be built in the middle of Milton Keynes estate

Dozens of new and "truly affordable" council homes are to be built at the heart of a Milton Keynes estate.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:21 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:55 am

MK Council has announced today that 64 homes are to be built on Netherfield as soon as possible.

They will consist of houses, flats and bungalows and will be on the site of Cripps Lodge, a building used by social care services until last year.

Meanwhile, even more new homes are planned for an adjacent site that currently houses Buckland Lodge, a sheltered housing scheme described by the council as "old and tired". This will be demolished next month and a new development of more council housing will be built.

Councillor Nigel Long

Cabinet member for housing and regeneration, Councillor Nigel Long is due to rubber stamp the decision to designate both sites for housing tomorrow (Tuesday).

He said: "We need to build good quality council homes that are truly affordable, as quickly as we can. We’re only able to do this by making use of existing sites that are unused.

“I look forward to working with the community in Netherfield to deliver these much needed-homes as well as wider improvements to the estate in the future."

Cllr Long said the council is working with Woughton Community Council and the local residents’ association on the best design for the development, choosing materials that will help the council’s target of becoming carbon negative by 2050.

Netherfield was one of the seven estates due to be revamped under the council's now defunct regeneration plan.