Project Updates


Project Summary August 2015-08-03

Community Asset Transfer programme: The transfer of Browns Wood Sports Ground under Milton Keynes Council’s Community Asset Transfer Programme is continuing to progress through the legal stage. In preparation for the management of the site, WCC have prepared hire terms and conditions for any potential users of the site, whilst ensuring we have a system in place to receive and respond to enquiries. New signage will be installed in line at the time of transfer outlining ownership and how to book the playing fields.

We would like to reassure residents that the playing fields will remain open access to the public, outside of the organised match times and in line with its current use.

The next asset to be introduced under the programme is Heronsbrook Meeting Place. The first public meeting to discuss the community facility’s potential for transfer is due to be held on 10th August at 6.00pm at the Meeting place.

Browns Wood Pavilion : WCC continues with it’s plans to build a pavilion at Browns Wood Sports Ground to support and develop recreational and community facilities at the location. Initial plans have been submitted to Milton Keynes Council Planning department as part of early discussions. The designs are being further reviewed alongside the identification of funds for the project.

Neighbourhood Plan

The NPWG are currently overseeing the development of the draft policies, following the completion of the Evidence Base Review. At the same time we are continuing to gather evidence to ensure the policies we are proposing will stand up at the Inspection Stage. Why not visit the stand at the Autumn Fayre on Saturday 12th September to view the progress and find out more about the proposed policies, or alternatively view updates on the website. Formal consultation of the draft plan is due to take place in early 2016, before going to referendum in May.

Play Area Refurbishment Programme

Following completion of the survey of all play areas in the Parish, a priority list of play areas for improvement was agreed. WCC have continued to work in partnership with Milton Keynes Council and have identified funds for the refurbishment of 4 play areas within the parish and one adjoining the parish at Simpson, on which we are also working with Simpson & Ashland Parish Council.

Currently the contracts for the play areas at Wingate Circle and Parsley Close have been awarded and works due to commence in September, subject to the equipment being manufactured to order. The specification for the works at the site off Hanmer Road in Simpson have been agreed and are due to go to tender shortly.

The next phase of works will take place to the play areas in Studley Knapp and Trumpton Lane, residents will be kept informed of proposals at these locations.