Projects have merit but there is nothing new

Chairman Theo questions whether grandmothers and apple opie constitute the vision we need.  To see his piece as published in MK Business News please click on p08 august 2016, then click to open the PDF file.  For clarification: Theo’s view is that densification, demolition and infilling of failed estates and expansion outside the city WILL NOT PROTECT the things we citizens hold dear.

Champions of a quality environment

In MK BUsiness NewsTheo Chalmers reviews the achievements of the civic society Milton Keynes Forum, founded by a handful of enlightened individuals concerned about the future of our city after the demise of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation. To read Theo’s article please click on p09 june 2016, then click to open the PDF file.

Struggle for the soul of Milton Keynes

Patrick Barkham of the Guardian has, this morning, published a brilliant piece about Milton Keynes, which properly represents the struggle between the original vision of our city and the current and recent attempts to destroy it.  He mentions Urban Eden and our Chairman feel every one of us should be proud of how slowly but surely we have and are changing the consensus on planning here.  You can read Patrick’s article here:

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/03/struggle-for-the-soul-of-milton-keynes

Car bay plan U-turn – a victory for people power

Parking in Milton Keynes is an contentious issue, never more so than when the Council comes up with yet another daft scheme to squeeze more money out of motorists.  In his January piece in MK Business News, Theo reports on our citizens’ successful rejection of the most recent parking bay proposals.  To read his article, please click on this link: p15 january 2016, then click to open the PDF file.