Kirkby Diamond launches new house building site in Milton Keynes

Kirkby Diamond has today launched the sale of a site in Milton Keynes with outline planning permission for 120 new homes.

The 8.72-acre Wavendon Lodge green field development site is situated at the eastern end of the Milton Keynes strategic land allocation (SLA), which is currently being developed.

Being sold on behalf of the landowner, the site has permission for 120 new homes comprising a mix of houses and apartments. The affordable housing requirement is 30%.

Kirkby Diamond head of planning and development Andrew Wright said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a very well located residential development site on the edge of the urban area, with excellent connectivity and good access to local services.

“Wavendon Lodge is situated at the eastern end of the Milton Keynes SLA which is currently being developed. When complete, the SLA will provide up to 2,500 new homes, three new schools, retail and neighbourhood centres, play areas and extensive areas of public open space.

“The Prime Minister has urged us to ‘build, build, build’, announcing radical reforms to our planning system and making it easier to deliver better homes where people want to live, and we are sure that this site will attract significant interest from housebuilders.”

Milton Keynes is one of the fastest-growing towns in the UK and has exceptionally high levels of employment. In recent years, economic growth has been the highest in the UK. Investment in infrastructure (East – West Rail) and dualling of the A421 along with the strategic location of Milton Keynes as a logistics hub means that growth prospects for the city remain very positive, added Andrew.

The proposed development for up to 120 dwellings, with a mix of sizes, an on-site play space and landscaping, will have access from the newly constructed spine road, neighbouring the Eagle’s Rest development which is planned to provide a small neighbourhood centre and a primary school.

The site is six miles from Milton Keynes, 1.5 miles from the M1 junction 13, and two miles from Woburn Sands. London Luton Airport is just 20 miles away.