Fullers Slade Regeneration
October 31st 2017
Why are we doing regeneration?
Regeneration in MK is focused on 3 key areas; People, Place and Prosperity.
Milton Keynes Council has a 15 year regeneration strategy which talks about why regeneration is needed in some parts of Milton Keynes. YourMK was created to lead on the delivery of this strategy. You can find the regeneration strategy here https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/housing/regenerationmk
- What are the aims of regeneration?
- That people feel empowered to take ownership of their future.
- That people’s surroundings make their lives better.
- That barriers are removed between people and jobs.
In creating conditions to thrive, we aim to build pride in the estate, encourage positive relationships, create opportunities to influence the regeneration process, and build a feeling of optimism in the future of the estate.
How long will it all take?
Engagement to develop the masterplan for Fullers Slade started July 2017. This work will last around a year. During this time residents will be able to work with architects to shape the plan for Fullers Slade. When this plan has been created, it will be submitted to Milton Keynes Council for planning permission. Physical work is not likely to start until 2019.
How will regeneration be funded?
There are a range of options that we are looking at:
- Institutional investors
- Council borrowing and funding
- Private Finance
- Sale of new private properties
It is likely that regeneration will be funded by a range of the options above.
Does YourMK already have a plan?
No. We are committed to community led regeneration, which means the plans will be created with you.
When will we know what the regeneration options are?
We will be explaining options at the exhibition on 9th November. These options will vary from basic refurbishment to full demolition and rebuild.
Are there restrictions on what land can be developed?
Yes, there are restrictions in place, however, any suggested development on this land is still negotiable. (Refer to map) Fullers Slade Developable Land Map.pdf
The timeline of events is not clear on what’s happening and why.
Based on feedback so far and have developed a more detailed timeline. This will be published on our website.
How can you hold design workshops when you don’t know the framework of the plan yet?
The framework of the plan has been created based on resident feedback and investigations carried out on the homes and area over the past 4 months.
The first part of the design process involves agreeing the general principles. This is why it is really important for you to be a part of these sessions if you can.
What will the ballot (vote) next year be on? Will there be an option to vote for ‘no regeneration’?
The ballot will be on a range of masterplan options.
All of the options for ballot will be developed with you in the co-design sessions running over the winter.
The final decision about what options go to the ballot will be made by the YourMK Board of Directors.
Could the new houses be smaller than I have at the moment?
All YourMK new homes are larger than the new national spaces standards for housing, larger than the older housing built to Parker Morris standards, and larger than many of the new affordable homes being built elsewhere within the city.
What is a Residents Steering Group and why are they being set up?
We promise to deliver community led regeneration. This means that not only will we work with the residents, but we also want to work with residents to shape the way we deliver the masterplan. So we set up a group of residents from the regeneration area.
The Resident Steering Group (RSG)’s help us shape and steer the regeneration process. The groups bring together some of the voices of the residents. The RSG is run independently of YourMK by Independent Resident Advisors chosen by residents within the regeneration area at a community vote.
If you have a question, please get in touch with us:
Phone: 01908 991 570
On Tuesdays from 1-3pm Your Job Club is open at Rowans. It offers a range of advice and guidance to people looking for work or training.
On the first Thursday of the month, Milton Keynes Council Housing Officer, David Ellis is available during the Rowans Family centre cafe, first Thursday of each month 10am until 12noon.
You can also find out more information about on our website