Protecting Milton Keynes’ Identity

Since its inception in 1967 as a new city, Milton Keynes has built its own wonderfully unique identity. With the gridroads, redways and green, open spaces, Milton Keynes is loved by residents. But there are concerns that the city is being expanded too quickly, with ugly new developments without adequate services and infrastructure.

So far, I have made the following progress on this Our Plan point:

  • Succeeded in getting official City status for Milton Keynes from Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Campaigned with local resident groups, Parish Councils and Town Councils to fight reckless and poorly designed over-expansion
  • Secured £22.7 million of funding from the UK Government to rejuvenate Bletchley Town Centre

I would like to go to further by:

  • Securing more affordable housing for local residents in properly thought through locations with an attractive design
  • Delivering successful and locally desirable projects through the Bletchley Towns Fund Deal
  • Challenging housing developments that are ‘copy & paste’ in design and do not follow the Milton Keynes blueprint