Why do we need a new Neighbourhood Plan now?
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford is one of the most diverse parishes in the Milton Keynes borough. With people living in brand new developments, traditional Victorian town houses and in estates built in the earliest days of the new town of Milton Keynes – people whose views are as different as their houses.
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford sits at the intersection of strategic east-west and north-south rail routes at the centre of the Oxford-Cambridge arc. The planned development of the East West rail link could result in extensive future development in Bletchley both business and residential. If so this will affect the people and the infrastructure of the whole of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford.
The government has also allocated funding of over £20 million from the Towns Fund to the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Deal and it is hoped that this will attract additional investment to our area. Our community is changing and we are already seeing new developments which are altering the face of the area.
A neighbourhood plan cannot prevent development but it will allow the community to express their views and have more influence in how development happens. We need this new neighbourhood plan as soon as possible.