Category: Marston Valley
The government is consulting on mandating biodiversity net gain in development to ensure habitats are protected and enhanced for the future.
Developers could be required to deliver a ‘biodiversity net gain’ when building new housing or commercial development. Meaning habitats for wildlife must be enhanced and left in a measurably better state than they were pre-development.
The proposed new rules require developers to assess the type of habitat and its condition before submitting plans.Read More
Campaigners are calling for Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) to take advantage of Milton Keynes Council’s revised development plan.
They say that if Milton Keynes’ bid to build a new road bridge over the M1 is successful, it would release the potential of sites to the west of Cranfield. These, they say, would benefit from public transport links directly into Milton Keynes.
The campaigners believe that this would make more sense than building a huge 5,000 settlement right in the heart of the Community Forest of Marston Vale. An area which would have no direct access onto strategic roads or public transport.Read More
James Brokenshire appoints new Homes England board member
Communities Secretary has appointed Duncan Sutherland to the board of Homes England, as the agency continues role in making the housing market work for everyoneRead More
James Brokenshire: “building better and beautiful will deliver more homes” – New commission announced to champion beauty in the built environment
The Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has launched a commission to champion beautiful buildings as an integral part of the drive to build the homes communities need.
The ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission will investigate measures to help ensure new developments meet the needs and expectations of communities. This is to make them more likely to be welcomed rather than resisted.Read More
Petition started to halt the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway and its associated developments
Petitioner claims expressway and a million new homes would be “disastrous”
Elaine Cox created her petition after she read an article claiming that Oxford – Cambridge Corridor decisions would be made behind closed doors.Read More
The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is calling for volunteers from Marston Vale to help to
deliver a waterway linking the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the Great Ouse in Bedford.
The volunteers would help to shape and promote the waterway.
But is the Trust worried that by taking money from controversial developments, such as the Covanta Energy Recovery Facility, that residents would oppose the waterway?Read More
Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan is with the Inspector. The council leader, councillor Jamieson says that it is important that the inspector approves it, otherwise residents in Central Beds will be subject to ad-hoc planning applicationsRead More
Marston Valley planning application comes before the Local Plan is approved Land developers...Read More
Marston Valley plan is for 5,000 new homes An outline planning application for Marston Valley has...Read More
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