Safe passage for estate’s children

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MP Mark Lancaster put his best foot forward to officially open a new underpass which links Oakgrove School to a new housing development.

Providing direct access underneath Brickhill Street in Middleton, the underpass has been designed for use by both pedestrians and cyclists who previously struggled to cross the busy road.

As part of developer Crest Nicholson’s strategy to implement a robust infrastructure surrounding their ‘Oakgrove Village’ development, the underpass will benefit local school children as well as the wider community.

And with an increasing number of people accessing Oakgrove Village as a result of its Waitrose supermarket and burgeoning community, shoppers and residents will be able to quickly and easily traverse Brickhill Street.

Throughout the planning process, the underpass has been a fundamental feature of the development at Oakgrove Village.

Previously a brownfield site, Crest Nicholson is committed to providing not only a development of new homes, but also the supporting infrastructure.

Cutting the blue ribbon, Mr Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North, said: “We knew that Oakgrove Village would be a great addition to the local community from the outset, especially with its great mix of housing.

“As such, I am delighted to officially open this new underpass, which is a valuable addition to the local infrastructure and will help enable quick and easy crossing of the busy road for residents and local children as they travel from Oakgrove Village to the secondary school.”