Minister tours growth areas

Apr 23, 2007

Peter Housden, permanent secretary in the Communities and Local Government Department, is pictured with Milton Keynes Partnership chairman Sir Bob Reid (right), MKP chief operating officer Jane Hamilton and Cheryl Montgomery on a visit to Wolverton.

There he inspected a government-funded regeneration initiative that will provide 223 new homes, of which 30 per cent will be affordable.

The project on the former brownfield site next to the West Coast Mainline railway line will also create space for new businesses. The site also contains two key derelict historic listed buildings – the Royal Train Shed and the Triangle building where on-going refurbishment will create a further 77 new homes and commercial space.

Along with representatives from Milton Keynes Council and the Chamber of Commerce, Mr Housden also visited two major expansion areas to see where future homes, employment, community and social facilities will be developed as part of s sustainable growth programme.

Sir Bob Reid said: “We are delighted that Mr Housden visited Milton Keynes to see how we work with local organisations to create sustainable communities and to ensure all the necessary infrastructure is in place when businesses and residents need it. We are committed to achieving a city where people have everything they need, where they can live, work and enjoy life.”

Mr Housden is pictured with (from left) Jane Hamilton, Cheryl Montgomery and Sir Bob Reid of Milton Keynes Partnership.

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