£100,000 project to provide archway focus at Milton Keynes beauty spot

A three-sided archway could be built on top of a man-made mound to provide a place for locals to sit and look over a lake in Milton Keynes.

The 2.8m (9-ft) tall piece of triangular public artwork for Little Callow Mound, off Skye Crescent, in Newton Leys, has been designed by London-based artist Sarah Staton.

Little Callow Mound

Little Callow Mound

Sarah worked with the local community on the design of the public art project which will be 5.91m in length and 2m wide at one end coming to a point at the other end. The widest end faces towards Willow Lake and will include a bench for people to sit on.

The £100,000 project, paid for by property developers, seeks to commemorate the history of brickmaking in the area and will be made out of bespoke and reclaimed brick, reinforced glass cast cement, and bespoke blue and white tiles.

The archway will have a tiled side to tell the story of the brick works that stood at Newton Leys during much of the 20th century.

A group of residents visited a traditional brickmaker as a part of the process which also included updates on the community Facebook page.

Other planning applications lodged with Milton Keynes Council last week include:

Details submitted pursuant to Condition 8 (Habitat Management Plan) attached to planning application number 18/00215/FUL. Site G Breckland, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes.

Details submitted pursuant to the discharge of condition 3 (environmental management mitigation scheme) attached to planning permission 17/02505/FUL. Site At Campbell Park H3 And H4 And Newlands G Overgate, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.

Prior approval notification for the change of use of a light industrial building (B1(c)) to two dwellings (C3). Unit 9 Eagle Farm, Cranfield Road, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8AX.

Details submitted pursuant to the discharge of conditions 5 (bicycle parking) and 19 (external lighting) pursuant to planning permission 18/02341/FUL. Blakelands 1, Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5AN.

Erection of commercial unit for B1, B2 and B8 use. 54 Colts Holm Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5QD.

Change of use from C3 to C4 house in multiple occupation. 52 Bossiney Place, Fishermead, Milton Keynes, MK6 2EG.

Proposed rear garden development to provide 1 bedroom self contained dwelling. 16 Cambridge Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2TP.

Prior notification for the demolition of three storey terraced housing. 158 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AW.

Prior notification for the change of use from B1 to C3. Office 2 Unit, 2 Walker Avenue, Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TW.

Notification of intention to fell pine tree. 6 Park Road, Sherington, Newport Pagnell, MK16 9PG.

Notification of intention to fell large willow tree. Rose Cottage, High Street, Weston Underwood, Olney, MK46 5JS.