The Western Expansion Area extends south from Stony Stratford and west of the V4, Watling Street, Crownhill and Kiln Farm. It is a planned development of houses, community facilities and commercial buildings covering an area of 352 hectares (870 acres). It is well underway and will include 6,530 dwellings and an estimated population of 15,000 when completed, which may be by the early-2030s. It is made up of two large estates named ‘Whitehouse’ (nearest to Crownhill) and ‘Fairfields’ (nearest to Stony Stratford).
Milton Keynes Council has an information page about the growth area – see Western Expansion Area.
The masterplan for the development includes new parks covering a total of around 68 hectares (169 acres) in a number of sites across the development and will include 11 children’s play areas and two areas with pitches for sports (football and cricket). The Parks Trust has been nominated to take the new parks and play areas although Milton Keynes Council is set to retain the sports pitches.
There will also be around 21 hectares (52 acres) of other green infrastructure including areas of tree planting, grasslands, ponds to manage surface water and approximately 15km (9 miles) of existing hedgerows retained as 'green corridor. We are seeking to encourage the developers to transfer these areas into the care of The Parks Trust.
For more information about The Parks Trust’s involvement in the Western Expansion Area contact us via email@example.com