SOUTH EAST MK DEVELOPMENT

The consultation period for the South East MK SPD ended on April 19 2021. All sections below are a record of how Walton Community Council encouraged its residents to respond to the consultation.

The consultation had over 1500 responses, the largest response to any consultation MKC has ever carried out. WCC would like to thank all the residents who took the time to get involved and let MKC know what we need to make SEMK a successful and sustainable development. 

SE MK Consultation Archive

What you can do to help!

Click the image for help responding to the consultation 

• Read the SPD, our article, letters and Council response to the emerging SPD
• Support WCC in its campaign to make sure SEMK gets the transport links Walton needs.
• Tell your local friends and neighbours and get them involved with the campaign
• Respond to the MKC consultation by the deadline of 19 April 2021 - CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED
• Copy your response to WCC - manager@waltoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk

  


 CLICK HERE TO READ THE WALTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL RESPONSE TO THE SPD

SE MK Development - Talking Heads

OUR AREA IS UNDER THREAT!

WE NEED TO ACT NOW - THIS PROPOSAL WILL CHANGE OUR AREA FOREVER!

The South East MK Strategic Urban Extension (SEMK SUE) is located to the south of Milton Keynes on land adjacent to Wavendon, Walton, Woburn Sands and Bow Brickhill, straddling the East West Rail railway line. It is allocated in Plan:MK for around 3,000 homes, associated uses, a secondary school, two primary schools, Gypsy and Travelers site and other supporting social and green infrastructure.

 

The consultation on the Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the SEMK SUE is now open, and will last until 19th April 2021.


An SPD is a document that lays out to potential developers what is going to be acceptable in the development area.

 

This Council is keen that the South East Strategic Urban Expansion Area should be based on sound Milton Keynes principles, including an even spread and density of suitable mixed and affordable housing (maximum 30 dwellings per hectare), supported by suitable infrastructure and an extended grid road system that will allow the free flow of traffic, separated from people with no at-grade crossings.


The potential issues with the SEMK development are many, and one of the main ones is the transport links into and out of the site. The possible transport layouts shown in the draft SPD (pages 49-51) show a combination of scenarios including extensions to the H10, V11 and the creation of a new ‘V12’ road that links from the extended H10 to Bow Brickhill Road. Crucially, none of these scenarios show exit roads that lead to, or cross, Newport Road to the east of the development. In this case all traffic leaving the new estates to travel north and to the motorway, will be forced to travel through Walton on the V10 or V11. Potentially thousands of extra car journeys a day through our parish. It is imperative that our communities in Walton make their voices heard on this and other issues surrounding these plans.


Below on this page is a link to the Milton Keynes Council website page where you can download the Draft SPD, the MKC consultation response form and a list of frequently asked questions. Also linked below are an article from the December 2020 Walton Matters newsletter about the development, copies of three letters that Walton Community Council have sent to Milton Keynes Council in response to the emerging SPD since September 2020 and the WCC response to the consultation SPD written in March 2021. These show issues that WCC have flagged up and may be useful to you in any response you choose to make.

You can click here to get started on your response with prewritten text to help you.