Myth Busters

If you hear something strange in your neighbourhood, call Myth Busters.

This page has been created to highlight the fiction and give you the facts about regeneration. 

Please contact us if you hear a myth that needs busting and we will add it to this page.



Myth of the week 28.08.17

THE MYTH 

YourMK has already created a plan for what Fullers Slade will look like.

THE TRUTH

YourMK does not have a plan for what Fullers Slade will look like. The architects, Shepheard Epstein Hunter (SEH) are working with residents over the next year to create the plan for Fullers Slade. SEH need to understand what residents like and don’t like about Fullers Slade, and will then run workshops to design new spaces together. This is called co-design, and is a way of creating regeneration plans together, using the technical expertise of architects and the local expertise of residents to get the best designs.



Myth of the week 21.08.17

THE MYTH 

A decision to demolish homes in Fullers Slade has already been made.

THE TRUTH

No decision has been made about whether refurbishment or demolition, or a combination of both, will happen in Fullers Slade. Before this decision can be made, we need to make sure we know the cost of both of these options. In order to work out the cost, we need to complete an intrusive survey of a property or properties in Fullers Slade. This will show us the level of work required and help us to cost the options.



Myth of the week 14.08.17

THE MYTH

YourMK have held public meetings this year.

THE TRUTH

YourMK have not held any public meetings in Fullers Slade. YourMK hold weekly drop ins at the Rowans centre and started holding events in July 2017, such as the Walk and Talks with the architects. Other meetings have been held by the Fullers Slade Residents Association. Often, a member of the YourMK team attends these meetings and provides updated information. It is important that if you have a question, you speak to a member of the YourMK team directly.



Myth of the week 07.08.17

THE MYTH 

Building work will start in 2018 and be completed in 2019.

THE TRUTH

The process of creating a plan and then delivering it will not be this quick. The plan for Fullers Slade will be created in 2018. Whether the plan involved refurbishment, demolition or a bit of both, it must go to Milton Keynes Council to gain planning permission. Once planning permission is granted, more detailed plans need to be created before any work is started. We do not know how long it will take to complete the work at the moment, as we do not have a plan yet, but it is likely to take several years to complete.



Myth of the week 31.07.17

THE MYTH 

YourMK have an objective to increase the number (or density) of homes in Fullers Slade.

 THE TRUTH

Delivering any level of refurbishment or redevelopment costs money.  The Council may fund some of this work but it won't fund all of it. The only way to raise money to deliver regeneration is to build houses to sell. Increasing the number of homes is not an objective but it will need to be done to raise money to pay for improvements to existing homes and/or demolish and redevelop new homes and new community infrastructure. 

YourMK DOES NOT have a target number of homes it wants to build, but it is working out how many homes it needs to build in order to refurbish all existing homes, replace all the existing homes or deliver something in the middle.