DLP, acting on behalf of the Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP), have secured a resolution to grant planning permission for the development of some 45 hectares of land at Tickford Fields Farm, Milton Keynes for a mixed-use, residential-led development.
The site, which was allocated in the Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan, was master-planned by BE1 Architects, and the scheme was approved by Milton Keynes Council’s Planning Committee in September 2020. It will provide circa 930 new homes, a new local centre with a small supermarket, additional shops, and a health centre/community facility, as well as a 2-form entry school primary school, with a pre-school facility.
The scheme also provides extensive provision for greenspace (11 ha), and this includes sports fields/ new sports provision, informal recreation and play areas and substantial landscaping/green corridors.
Provision is also made for a network of footpaths and cycleways, plus a bus link onto the main highway route, created within the site.
DLP led and project managed the preparation of the planning application, including management of the EIA process, the production of an Environmental Statement and the Design and Access Statement. DLP also produced a Statement of Community Involvement and led engagement with key stakeholders including Milton Keynes Council, Newport Pagnell Town Council and the coordination of a public exhibition attended by over 500 people.
The application was unanimously approved by Councillors at the Milton Keynes Development Control Committee, subject to a memorandum of understanding, requiring a Section 106 agreement is completed on the sale of the land so as to ensure that sufficient infrastructure is provided as part of the development. This is to include significant contributions towards pedestrian, cycle and vehicular highways improvements, school provision and public transport.