Tattenhoe Park and Kingsmead South
Tattenhoe Park and Kingsmead South are new residential developments underway in the south west corner of Milton Keynes. They lie within the original designated new town area of Milton Keynes. Work on constructing the first phase of new homes commenced in about 2012 and will continue until about 2027. In total these developments will have around 1,760 homes.
The parks and green spaces in Tattenhoe Park and Kingsmead South were transferred to The Parks Trust in advance of the housing construction. This includes a small block of wildlife-rich ancient woodland at Kingsmead, which we are carefully managing as a habitat for wildlife. The green spaces here also include ponds and interconnecting ditches known as ‘swales. These were constructed as a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) to take and temporarily hold rainwater run-off from the estates’ roads and other hard-surfaced areas. These ponds also act as important havens for wildlife, including grass snakes and amphibians.
The existing green spaces in Tattenhoe Park are planned to provide locations for four children’s play areas, which are planned to be delivered as the surrounding housing developments take place. These will be constructed by the house builders developing the adjoining residential land parcels. We will work with the house builders to ensure the play areas fit well into the green spaces and provide good play opportunities for local children.