Milton Keynes Open Space Assessment

Milton Keynes Council is currently reviewing and updating the Open Space Assessment used for the evidence base of Plan:MK. The public is invited to give their views on open spaces that they use. The survey is open for six weeks beginning Monday 18 October 2021 and finishing at 5pm on Monday 29 November 2021.

Open Space Assessment - Study Review 2021

Milton Keynes Council is currently reviewing and updating an Open Space Assessment. The assessment will review and update the findings of the Milton Keynes Open Space Assessment (2018) which informed formulation of policies in the Plan:MK and creation of Appendix C of the Plan. Open spaces and recreation areas form an important part of the green infrastructure.

The scope of the proposed study on Open Space Assessment is to provide a robust assessment of a current and future need for the open spaces within the borough of Milton Keynes and a policy recommendation for future local plan policies around the protection of existing open spaces, possible change of use of open spaces areas and provision of open space in new developments.

The study will assess publicly accessible open spaces over 0.2 ha in size, excluding playing fields and private open spaces (with the exception of those where public access is allowed).

The new Open Space Assessment will provide the council with up-to-date information on open space location, coverage and provision. The study reviews open space typologies to follow best practice and latest guidance.

 

Stakeholder engagement

Public survey

As part of the stakeholder engagement forming part of the Open Space Assessment study, we are inviting members of the public to respond to a survey on open spaces within the borough of Milton Keynes.

The survey seeks views on how the public uses the open spaces and views on quality, quantity and accessibility of open spaces within the borough of Milton Keynes. Members of the public are invited to provide commentary in regards to specific open spaces that they visit in the borough of Milton Keynes.

To take part in the public survey please follow the link:

Open Space Assessment- public survey 

This survey consists of two parts:

  • Part 1 - General views on the amount, quality and accessibility of open spaces within Milton Keynes
  • Part 2 - Site specific comments.

To submit additional comments on specific open space that you use please submit a new survey and choose Option 2 in Question 2. This will take you directly to Part 2 of the form.

This public survey is open for the public for six weeks beginning Monday 18 October 2021 and finishing at 5pm on Monday 29 November 2021.

 

Parish and Town Councils survey

In addition to the public survey, we are currently consulting directly with Parish and Town Councils seeking their views on provision of the open spaces within their Parishes and wider Milton Keynes Borough.  It will collate data on demand and current provision for specific typologies of open space.  Parishes will also be invited to comment on the quality and accessibility of open spaces within their parish and views on what would improve the existing open spaces.

 

Open Space Assesment for Plan:MK (2018)

Milton Keynes Council has prepared an Open Space Assessment that is now part of the evidence base for Plan:MK.  The intention of the study is to understand the quantity, quality and accessibility of open space provision within the borough.  In turn, to ensure that public open space is provided for as part of new development and protected appropriately.  

May 2018

A final consultation took place between April and May. This consisted of three drop-in sessions which were held at the council's Civic offices.  The intention was to further ensure the accuracy of the maps.

The final revised open space maps are provided below:  

Abbey Hill (Final) (PDF, 1.7MB) ​Lathbury (PDF, 653KB) Walton (Final) (PDF, 3MB)
​Astwood Hardmead (PDF, 936KB) Lavendon (Final) (PDF, 1.1MB) Warrington (PDF, 618KB)
Bletchley & Fenny Stratford (Final) (PDF, 4.5MB) Little Brickhill (Final) (PDF, 1.2MB) Wavendon (Final) (PDF, 1.1MB)
Bow Brickhill (PDF, 976KB) Loughton (Final) (PDF, 2.2MB) West Bletchley (Final) (PDF, 5MB)
Bradwell (PDF, 2.5MB) New Bradwell (Final) (PDF, 1MB) Weston Underwood (Final) (PDF, 1.1MB)
Broughton (Final) (PDF, 6.7MB) Newport Pagnell (PDF, 5.9MB) Whitehouse (PDF, 627KB)
Calverton (PDF, 946KB) North Crawley (Final) (PDF, 1.9MB) Woburn Sands (Final) (PDF, 1.3MB)
Campbell Park (PDF, 3.8MB) Old Woughton (Final) (PDF, 1.3MB) Wolverton & Greenleys (Final) (PDF, 3.9MB)
Castlethorpe (Final) (PDF, 1.7MB) Olney (Final) (PDF, 3.4MB) Woughton (Final) (PDF, 7.8MB)
Chicheley (PDF, 794KB) ​Ravenstone (PDF, 1.1MB)  

​Clifton Reynes & Newton Blossomville (PDF, 1.2MB)
Shenley Brook End & Tattenhoe (Final) (PDF, 6.4MB)  
CMK (Final) (PDF, 12.5MB) Shenley Church End (Final) (PDF, 3.8MB)  
Emberton (Final) (PDF, 1.3MB) Sherington (Final) (PDF, 1MB)  
Fairfields (PDF, 571KB) Simpson & Ashland (Final) (PDF, 1.3MB)  
Great Linford (PDF, 4.5MB) Stantonbury (Final) (PDF, 3.6MB)  
Hanslope (Final) (PDF, 3MB) Stoke Goldington (Final) (PDF, 1.1MB)  
Havesham (Final) (PDF, 1.9MB) Stony Stratford (PDF, 2.3MB)  
Kents Hill and Monkston (PDF, 2.4MB) Tyringham Filgrave (Final) (PDF, 783KB)  

March 2018

A second consultation took place in winter 2017 and it closed on Wednesday 20 December 2017.  The council has reviewed each response and revised the open space maps accordingly. 

The Open Space Maps for each settlement/grid square can be found below:

Abbey Hill (Revised) (PDF, 1.7MB)

Lathbury (PDF, 642KB) Walton (Revised) (PDF, 3MB)

Astwood Hardmead (PDF, 927KB)

Lavendon (Revised) (PDF, 1.1MB)

Warrington (PDF, 605KB)

Bletchley & Fenny Stratford (Revised) (PDF, 4.5MB)

Little Brickhill (PDF, 1.4MB) Wavendon (Revised) (PDF, 1.1MB)

Bow Brickhill (PDF, 969KB)

Loughton (PDF, 2.3MB)

West Bletchley (Revised) (PDF, 5MB)

Bradwell (Revised) (PDF, 2.6MB)

New Bradwell (Revised) (PDF, 1MB)

Weston Underwood (Revised) (PDF, 1.1MB)

Broughton (PDF, 6.8MB)

Newport Pagnell (Revised) (PDF, 4.4MB)

Whitehouse (PDF, 622KB)
Calverton (PDF, 933KB)

North Crawley (PDF, 2MB)

Woburn Sands (Revised) (PDF, 1.3MB)

Campbell Park (PDF, 3.9MB)

Old Woughton (Revised) (PDF, 1.3MB)

Wolverton & Greenleys (Revised) (PDF, 3.9MB)

Castlethorpe (Revised) (PDF, 1.7MB) Olney (Revised) (PDF, 3.4MB)

Woughton (Revised) (PDF, 7.8MB)

Chicheley (PDF, 784KB) Ravenstone (Revised) (PDF, 1.1MB)  

Clifton Reynes & Newton Blossomville (Revised) (PDF, 1.2MB)

Shenley Brook End & Tattenhoe (Revised) (PDF, 6.4MB)

 
CMK (Revised) (PDF, 12.5MB)

Shenley Church End (Revised) (PDF, 3.8MB)

 
Emberton (Revised) (PDF, 1.3MB) Sherington (Revised) (PDF, 1MB)  
Fairfields (PDF, 563KB) Simpson & Ashland (Revised) (PDF, 1.3MB)  

Great Linford (Revised) (PDF, 4.6MB)

Stantonbury (Revised) (PDF, 3.6MB)  

Hanslope (Revised) (PDF, 3MB)

Stoke Goldington (Revised) (PDF, 1.1MB)  
Havesham (Revised) (PDF, 1.9MB)

Stony Stratford (Revised) (PDF, 2.3MB)

 

Kents Hill & Monkston (Revised) (PDF, 2.4MB)

Tyringham Filgrave (Revised) (PDF, 783KB)

 

November 2017

Following the consultation with stakeholders in Autumn 2016, a revised list of open space categories was produced. We are now seeking comments on whether the categories and maps are logical and accurate.

The Open Space categories can be found here:

The Draft 2017 Open Space maps can be found here:

Abbey Hill (Draft) (PDF, 1.7MB) Lathbury (PDF, 619KB) Walton (PDF, 3.1MB)
Astwood Hardmead (PDF, 922KB) Lavendon (Draft) (PDF, 1.1MB) Warrington (PDF, 584KB)
Bletchley & Fenny Stratford (Draft) (PDF, 4.5MB) Little Brickhill (Draft) (PDF, 1.2MB) Wavendon (Draft) (PDF, 1.1MB)
Bow Brickhill (PDF, 971KB) Loughton (Draft) (PDF, 2.2MB) West Bletchley (Draft) (PDF, 5MB)
Bradwell (Draft) (PDF, 2.6MB) New Bradwell (Draft) (PDF, 1MB) Weston Underwood (Draft) (PDF, 1.1MB)
Broughton (Draft) (PDF, 6.7MB) Newport Pagnell (Draft) (PDF, 4.4MB) Whitehouse (PDF, 600KB)
Calverton (PDF, 958KB) North Crawley (Draft) (PDF, 1.9MB) Woburn Sands (Draft) (PDF, 1.3MB)
Campbell (PDF, 3.8MB) Old Woughton (Draft) (PDF, 1.3MB) Wolverton & Greenleys (Draft) (PDF, 3.9MB)
Castlethorpe (PDF, 1.3MB) Olney (PDF, 2.1MB) Woughton (Draft) (PDF, 7.8MB)
Chicheley (PDF, 759KB) Ravenstone (Draft) (PDF, 1.1MB)  
Clifton Reynes & Newton Blossomville (Draft) (PDF, 1.2MB) Shenley Brook End & Tattenhoe (PDF, 6.5MB)  
CMK (Draft) (PDF, 12.5MB) Shenley Church End (Draft) (PDF, 3.8MB)  
Emberton (Draft) (PDF, 1.3MB) Sherington (Draft) (PDF, 1MB)  
Fairfields (PDF, 546KB) Simpson (PDF, 1.1MB)  
Great Linford (Draft) (PDF, 4.6MB) Stantonbury (PDF, 3.7MB)  
Hanslope (Draft) (PDF, 3MB) Stoke Goldington (Draft) (PDF, 1.1MB)  
Havesham (Draft) (PDF, 1.9MB) Stony Stratford (Draft) (PDF, 2.3MB)  
Kents Hill & Monkston (Draft) (PDF, 2.4MB)    

You can submit comments by sending them to Milton Keynes Council by 5pm on 20 December 2017 via email to planmk@milton-keynes.gov.uk or by post to:

Development Plans,
Growth, Economy and Culture,
Milton Keynes Council
Civic Offices,
1 Saxon Gate East,
Central Milton Keynes,
MK9 3EJ


Consultation October 2016

A consultation survey questionnaire was used to help us gather more information about open space in the Borough and capture views of the local communities on the quality and value of the open space.  It also includes the maps showing open spaces that are being proposed for assessment.

The note is available at Open Space Assessment Note (PDF, 2.1MB)

The open space assessment Maps are available at the following links:

 

Last Updated: 18 October 2021