Neighbourhood plans essentially make planning more representative of what residents want rather than developers, writes James Averill, MK News...
BUSINESSES in Milton Keynes have been urged to vote in the UK’s first referendum on a Business Neighbourhood Plan, writes Andrew Gibbs in the latest issue of Business MK.
The Government’s Planning Minister, the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, visited Central Milton Keynes on Thursday 5th March to mark another first for Milton Keynes: Britain’s first ever referendum for a Business Neighbourhood Plan.
On election day on May 7 you will be fully aware that you are voting for a political candidate to represent you, write James Avrill in MK News. What you might not know is that you are taking part in a referendum as well, and the first of its kind as well.
Volunteers from the business community and local residents in Central Milton Keynes have spent 14 months hammering out a document that they want to take to a referendum as a united CMK Alliance plan.
An alliance of businesses and residents in Milton Keynes have pieced together a blueprint for how they would like the new city’s central district to develop until 2026.
The business community has the opportunity to have its say on the Business Neighbourhood Development Plan being put forward by the CMK Alliance, a group comprising representatives of business and the public and voluntary sectors.
CENTRAL Milton Keynes is one of eight ‘frontrunner’ areas in the UK to pilot the government’s new Business Neighbourhood schemes.