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Council unlocks more affordable homes

MK Council is preparing to sell its land at Glebe roundabout (on Overgate, Central Milton Keynes) to enable more affordable homes to be built for local people.

The land close to Glebe roundabout on the doorstep of Campbell Park is managed by The Parks Trust and is currently unused. The site has planning permission for 60 new one and two-bedroom apartments, of which 30% will be ‘affordable’ based on local salaries, supporting the Council’s commitment to more affordable homes for local people.

Residents will benefit from living in a prime location in Central Milton Keynes with shops, restaurants and leisure facilities in close walking distance.

Figures released earlier this year show that MK has beaten housebuilding targets set by central government for the fourth year running. MK Council has been instrumental in this success by adopting a Local Plan that sets out the vision and ground rules for developers, and making the local housebuilding process smoother.

Cabinet Member for Resources, Cllr Rob Middleton said: “It’s really important that we make use of sites like this, especially when they have the potential to deliver much-needed new homes. We’ll continue promoting similar sites so we can encourage housebuilding that’s genuinely affordable to people’s income.”


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