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26 October 2016, 06:47 | Updated: 26 October 2016, 06:49
A public consultation starts today, Wednesday 26 October for eight weeks on the 21 sites across Milton Keynes that have been identified as suitable housing development areas.
These locations are listed in the Site Allocations Plan which was formed in response to the housing supply shortage.
These sites will help to address the housing need in the city by making suitable land in the Milton Keynes urban area available for development of residential properties.
This third consultation is on the 'Proposed Submission Draft' version of this Plan prior to its submission to the Secretary of State. All comments received within the consultation period will be included in this submission.
A Planning Inspector will then carry out a public examination to consider whether the Plan is 'sound' and complies with the legal requirements set out in Planning legislation. Subject to being found sound and legally compliant, the Council can then adopt the Plan.
Cllr Liz Gifford, Cabinet Member for Planning said, "There is a serious housing shortage in Milton Keynes and we need to tackle this by ensuring that development can go ahead in locations that are suitable"
"The Council has looked long and hard at potential sites for development taking previous public opinion into account"
"The allocation of these sites does not necessarily mean development will happen but it is a positive step towards alleviating housing pressures in MK"
The planned sites are listed in the Site Allocations Plan are:
Site Reference Address
SAP 1 Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Lloyds, Coffee Hall
SAP 2 Wellington Place car park, Bletchley
SAP 3 Land off Singleton Drive, Grange Farm
SAP 4 Land east of John Lewis car park, Central Milton Keynes
SAP 5 Land north of Vernier Crescent, Medbourne
SAP 6 Gurnards Avenue, Fishermead
SAP 7 Land to rear of Morrison's supermarket, Barnsdale Drive, Westcroft
SAP 8 Bergamot Gardens, Walnut Tree
SAP 9 Independent school site, Daubeney Gate, Shenley Church End
SAP 10 Land off Lilleshall Avenue, Monkston
SAP 11 Builders' merchants, Simpson Road, Fenny Stratford
SAP 12 Land off Hampstead Gate, Bradwell Common
SAP 13 Former MFI unit, Watling Street, Bletchley
SAP 14 Land off Harrowden, Bradville
SAP 15 Timbold Drive, Kents Hill, sites A, C and D1
SAP 16 Manifold Lane, Shenley Brook End
SAP 17 East of Snelshall Street reserve site, Cranborne Avenue, Westcroft
SAP 18 Land at Towergate, Groveway, Wavendon Gate
SAP 19 Land at Walton Manor, Groveway/Simpson Road, Walton Manor
SAP 20 Land at Broughton Atterbury, Oakworth Avenue, Broughton
SAP 21 Land off Ladbroke Grove, Monkston Park
A map showing these locations can be viewed on our website at: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk
You can make comments on this consultation through our Consultation webpages at