Milton Keynes Council moves one step closer to building what could be the UK’s largest eco-village with hundreds of affordable homes.
A decision is set to be taken next week by a leading Cabinet Member to appoint a Development Partner to design and deliver a planning and placemaking proposal for the village at Tickford Fields Farm near Newport Pagnell.
There are plans for 930 new homes on the site, including affordable homes to rent or buy, as well as a primary school, local centre, sports pitches and play areas.
At least 31% of the homes will be carbon neutral, affordable homes for the Local Housing Company.
Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Labour Councillor Jennifer Wilson Marklew, said: “I’m thrilled that we’re making progress on the Tickford Fields eco-village. The Progressive Alliance wants Milton Keynes to be the greenest city in the world, and sustainable, carbon neutral homes and communities are at the heart of that.”
Labour Councillor Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Adults, Housing and Health Communities, said: “We’re committed to building better communities, with affordable housing for our residents. This village encapsulates that promise, and I can’t wait to see even more families find their home.”
Liberal Democrat Councillor Leo Montague has a young family, and welcomes the new village being built:“Our country is facing a housing crisis, and so I’m proud that here in Milton Keynes we’re taking the steps to build the homes for the future generations of our city.”