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:
Oh no! Theo has stirred up a hornets’ nest again. To read his latest piece in MK Business news, please click on p10 may 2016, then click to open the PDF file.
Our Chairman seeks a moratorium on outward expansion until MK Council can make a compelling case. Theo dissects the council’s own numbers in his article in MK Business News. Click here to see his article in MK Business News: p18 april 2016 , then click to open the PDF file.
Theo ponders the council’s politics of obfuscation. What unwelcome surprises lie hidden in our new Local Plan? Click here to see our Chairman’s article in MK Business News: p02 march 2016 , then click to open the PDF file.
Chairman Theo demolishes the council’s arguments for bulldozing estates loved by residents; apparently it is nothing to do with making money. To see Theo’s piece in MK Business News please click here: p15 february 2016 , then click to open the PDF file.
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.
In his December piece in MK BUsiness News, Theo reports that the intu planning approval has been call in by the Secretary of State. Development proposals for Midsummer Place will now have to go to public enquiry. To read the full article, please see p09 december 2015, then click on the PDF file to open it.
See p15 november 2015 and click on the PDF file to open and read our Chairman’s piece in MK Business News, begging the Council not to miss the opportunities offered by the redevelopment Bletchley Station as part of the implementation of the Oxford to Cambridge rail link.
In his October piece in MK Business News, Theo underlines the perverse decision by MKC to approve the redevelopment proposals for Midsummer Boulevard, as it overturns the principles set out in the CMK Business Neighbourhood Plan, almost before the digital ink is dry. See p19 october 2015, then click on the PDF link to read the article.
Chairman Theo Chalmers knocks the failings of the Milton Keynes Development Partnership to ensure that the last opportunity to make a major contribution to our built environment reflects the vision of our founding fathers. To read his column in MK Business News please click on p10 september 2015, then click to open the PDF file.