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OTHER MAJOR PLANNING PROPOSALS

There are a variety of other planning proposals in the Wolverton area.

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Vantage Park - Wolverton Mill

18/01209/OUT – Land To The East of High Park Drive, Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TT

An outline planning application was made in May 2018 for 74 homes and associated access, parking, landscaping and public open space at High Park Drive, Wolverton Mill.

The site – which is being called Vantage Park – faces Great Monks Street, opposite Stratford Park and is adjacent to the Wolverton Mill development where Stony Stratford Day Nursery is located.

The application was approved in December 2018, with a requirement that work commences within 3 years, and with a condition that a maximum of 74 homes are provided.

Galleon Wharf - Old Wolverton

8/00965/FUL – Residential development including 14 dwellings, pedestrian and vehicular access off Old Wolverton Road, associated landscaping, car parking, engineering (including ground remodelling) works, site reclamation, infrastructure and demolition. | Galleon Wharf Old Wolverton Road Old Wolverton Milton Keynes MK12 5NL

Planning permission has been refused by Milton Keynes Council for the redevelopment of Galleon Wharf in Old Wolverton.

The planning application was proposing the development of 14 dwellings as well as pedestrian and vehicular access off Old Wolverton Road.  The full planning application had been made following the approval of an outline application in 2016.

Milton Keynes Council refused the application on the grounds that the applicant had had failed to demonstrate that the proposal would not harm designated heritage assets in the area, and that the development would adversely affect the setting of the Grade II* Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument adjacent to the site.

The Council also said that the proposed form and scale of the development was such that the impact on the character and the wider open countryside, and was out of keeping with the surrounding buildings, canal-side location and wider environment of the linear park.

For more information visit Milton Keynes Council Planning Access System and use the reference 8/00965/FUL

Aldi store - McConnell Drive, Wolverton

18/00834/FUL – The erection of a Class A1 foodstore (1,916 sq m gross floor area) with associated access, car parking and landscaping. | Herald Snooker Club Mcconnell Drive Wolverton Milton Keynes MK12 5EL

This planning application proposed the demolition of the existing snooker club and the provision of a new Aldi store in a similar position to the existing building.

Future Wolverton objected to this application when it was first made in 2018 on the grounds that it conflicted with the long-held community wish to see the Agora site redeveloped. See the text of our objection here.

The application was eventually refused in April 2019 on the grounds a proposed development of this out of centre site would have a detrimental impact on the vitality and viability of Wolverton town centre.

Wolverton Mill Site G Development Brief

The site is located between Stony Stratford and Wolverton on the western edge of Wolverton Mill.

The site is 3.19 hectares, and is split between 2 areas (Site A to the east and Site B to the west).

The site is in the ownership of Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP).  MKDP have high aspirations that development of this site can help contribute to the mix of employment and residential uses across Milton Keynes

A Development Brief has been produced by the Urban Design team at Milton Keynes Council to guide developers on the sort of development that will be permitted.

This development brief can be viewed here

The site was marketed to potential devleopers by MKDP at the beginning of 2019, with the following description “Close to residential and commercial properties with a development brief supporting 35-40 dwellings overlooking a linear park.”

Former Meacham Day Centre, Stratford Road, Wolverton

17/02672/OUT – Outline planning application for residential development of former clinic site for up to 6 residential units (all matters reserved) | Land At Former Meacham Day Centre Stratford Road Wolverton

This application was approved in December 2017, and building work began in September 2019. 

The scheme incorporates a detached two-storey 3 bed house fronting Stratford Road with a terrace of three 2 bed houses a pair of semi-detached 3 bed houses to the rear.

The proposals show the existing vehicular access retained with each dwelling having 2 on-site car parking spaces together with two unallocated visitor spaces in accordance with Milton Keynes Council adopted standards.