Milton Keynes is the UK’s most successful new town and over the past 30 years has been the fastest growing UK city in terms of economic and population growth.
MK’s success is no accident, the long term plan for Milton Keynes shaped its first 40 years of development and created a city that is truly ‘Different by Design.’
Recognising that a bold vision and a long term plan created the city we know and love today, in 2016,MK Council started its MK Futures Programme to shape what type of city Milton Keynes wants to be in future.
In January 2020, Milton Keynes Council launched its ‘Draft Strategy for 2050’ for engagement setting the way forward for how MK can make a Great City Greater.
It has big ambitions for the future of MK’s economy, housing and infrastructure, and the Council are now seeking feedback from MK residents, businesses and organisations.
In this short introduction to MK Futures, Sophie will highlight what the Strategy hopes to achieve and how your feedback can help shape MK’s future.
Sophie is Milton Keynes Council’s Policy Manager and works on the Council’s MK Futures Programme.
She leads on Milton Keynes’ positioning within the Oxford-Cambridge arc and developing key regional partnerships including the Fast Growth Cities network and the Central Area Growth Board.
Sophie was previously a Policy Adviser at the National Infrastructure Commission, working on the Cambridge-Milton Keynes- Oxford corridor.