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UK's largest eco village could be built in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Council is in the process of undertaking a procurement exercise to appoint a developer to build what could be the largest eco village in the UK.

The proposals for the new eco village at Tickford Fields Farm, east of Newport Pagnell include 930 new homes, of which up to half could be developed as ‘genuinely affordable’ for local families on a modest income to rent or buy.

Many of the new homes will be built to strict carbon neutral or negative standards to help tackle the climate emergency.

The eco development also has outline planning permission for a new primary school local centre, open spaces, sports pitches, play areas and wellbeing centre.

MK Council is committed to selecting a development partner that meets its goals for affordability and sustainability. Proposals are currently under review and an appointment is expected to be made in Spring 2021.

Leader of MK Council, Cllr Pete Marland said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to build what could be the biggest eco village in the country, while ensuring the new homes are genuinely affordable to people’s income rather than the market value.

“We know there’s a housing crisis across the country and it’s bold schemes like these that will help people get the homes they so desperately need and can afford. I look forward to seeing the proposals and selecting a partner to help us bring our vision for Tickford Fields Farm into reality.”

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