Central Bletchley Urban Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Department:
Planning
Contact:
Diane Webber
Phone:
07795 617483
Period:
01/08/2021 - 30/09/2021
Status:
Closed

Summary

Milton Keynes Council is preparing a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Central Bletchley and would like your help in shaping future guidance for the area.

We have created an interactive website where you can share your ideas and see what other people are saying – please visit https://www.centralbletchleyspd.com and share your thoughts on the future of the area with us.

 

What is the SPD and what will it do?

The SPD is a formal planning document which will set out design guidance for the area covered by the Central Bletchley Prospectus and Plan:MK Policy SD16.  It will help deliver the future vision for Central Bletchley (reflecting the benefits of improved connections created by East West Rail) and will provide valuable information for landowners and developers on the design principles which should be addressed in planning applications for new development.

The SPD will provide design guidance for a number of ‘opportunity areas’ as identified in the Central Bletchley Prospectus.  This site specific guidance will support the preparation of the business cases and the delivery of a number of the projects in the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Deal, particularly the improvements to public realm in Bletchley town centre, the development of the Transport Hub and the Innovation Hub.

In addition, we anticipate that the SPD will help to support and inform parts of the new Neighbourhood Plan for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford which is being prepared by Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council.

The involvement of local people and businesses is an important part of the SPD’s preparation process.

A lot of issues and opportunities for the wider Bletchley area have already been raised in previous consultations including for the Prospectus and, more recently, for the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Deal and these provide a vital starting point for this work. The impacts of the pandemic over the last 18 months have also seen lots of changes in how we live, work and use our town centres and we are really keen to get your ideas on what you think the future holds for Bletchley town centre.

Purpose

Please visit https://www.centralbletchleyspd.com and share your thoughts on the future of the area with us.