What is regeneration?

Some people think that regeneration is simply about building new homes where they’re needed and then removing the old worn-out ones. But there’s much more to it. Regeneration isn’t just about bricks and mortar. It’s about making positive and long lasting changes that will improve the lives of the people and families of Milton Keynes.

YourMK are doing this, not only by improving homes and neighbourhoods, but also by providing opportunities for people to get jobs and training through our job clubs, and by encouraging and supporting the involvement of local people and groups in their community. Regeneration is about people and opportunities as well as building and maintaining their homes.


Today. Tomorrow. Together

YourMK is committed to delivering regeneration together with communities. We want residents to work with us to shape the future of where they live. To do this, we will spend at least a year developing a vision and plan for each area, with the residents who live there. This is called a masterplan.  

There are 3 steps to this, and at each step we need residents to help us.

  1. Prepare
  2. Plan
  3. Deliver


Regeneration Activity Map 

We have created a Regeneration Activity Map to outline the key stages of the process of developing a masterplan.

Please click here to view the Activity Map: YourMK Regeneration Activity Map April 2017 Final.pdf

This Activity Map has been adapted by YourMK from the good practice guide within the DCLG Estate Regeneration National Strategy (2016).

1. Prepare

YourMK has:

YourMK will:

Residents can:


2. Plan

YourMK will:

Residents can:


This will happen in the following areas at the following times:


3. Deliver

YourMK will:

Residents will:


Further information…

If you have any concerns or questions about the regeneration of your neighbourhood, please call us on 01908 991 570 option 3 or to have a chat with our Community Team who are out and about working in the community all through the week . We are happy to talk things through with you.

You may find the answer in our FAQs, where there is a range of questions that have been asked already.


Click here to read Milton Keynes Council's Regeneration Strategy