Milton Keynes residents could help decide future of Brunel Shopping Centre

    Residents in Milton Keynes could have the chance to help decide the future of two major sites in Bletchley.

    Milton Keynes City Council is set to ask residents to help decide the future of Bletchley’s Brunel Shopping Centre and the former Sainsbury’s site.

    The city council has prepared a draft ‘development brief’ for the Brunel Centre, which will inform the future use and design for the site.

    It will be published for public feedback next month before being finalised.

    Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP), purchased the site earlier this year to form part of the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Deal project.

    The project will see major improvements to Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, partly paid for by £23m in government funding the city council had previously secured.

    Setting a development brief enables any proposals for the site to be considered against the local vision set out by the city council, which is itself informed by Bletchley residents and businesses.

    MK City Council will be taking a formal decision to publish the development brief for consultation on 26 September 2023.

    Leader of MK City Council, Cllr Pete Marland said: “This is another positive step forward as we create new and better infrastructure and facilities for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford. We want to take the community with us every step of the way, and I ask local people to take this opportunity to share their thoughts on the proposed brief. By working together, we’ll deliver real change and a brighter future for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford.”

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