Last Wednesday evening (20th March) Milton Keynes Council voted by 40 to 4 to officially adopt Plan:MK. Our three Ward Councillors were among those who voted against.
However, this essentially means that the enormous ‘Employment Site’ destined for the end of Station Road will almost certainly become a reality.
At present, the site, which stretches from Bow Brickhill railway station all the way to Fenny Stratford, is destined to be a huge warehousing hub which will also feature some office and light industrial units. However, the impact on our tiny rural roads of hundreds of large juggernauts going to and fro 24 hours a day, every day of the year, should not be underestimated.
There are also plans for 3000 new houses between Bow Brickhill and Woburn Sands and a further development extending the Caldecotte Business park with more residential property.
Your Parish Council fought hard on your behalf to try to prevent Plan:MK from being adopted until it had been thought through properly but unfortunately our protestations fell on deaf ears.
Now that Plan:MK has been officially adopted, we can still try to prevent the warehousing hub from being built or if we fail, at least try to mitigate the impact the development will have on the village.
This is, undoubtedly, the greatest threat that Bow Brickhill has ever faced to its existence since the settlement was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, nearly a thousand years ago!
If you think you can help in any way, please get in touch.