Milton Keynes Institute of Technology Plan Snag
Plans for £28m Institute of Technology in Milton Keynes have been rejected over parking issues.
09:57 04 June 2020
Plans for a £28million Institute of Technology in Milton Keynes hit a major snag after a vital legal agreement to provide parking spaces for 120 students has not been made.
The Milton Keynes College has already been granted listed building consent for changes at the historic Block D at the home of the code-breakers. However, planners needed a legal agreement to provide parking spaces. The proposal includes the extension of Bletchley Railway Station car park by 82 metres to provide the extra spaces.
In a document, the council says that they want an agreement signed and sealed due to the complex land ownership at the car park, which is cross Sherwood Drive from Bletchley Park. They said that unless the car parking is provided, additional cars may end up overwhelming local roads.
The spokesman said: "Milton Keynes College thanks the council for its thoughtful consideration of the plans for an Institute of Technology at Bletchley Park and is pleased that there is only one outstanding issue between us regarding car parking on the site.
"We will continue to work with officers and others to resolve this and remain fully confident that an agreement can be reached for the IoT to go ahead with all the benefits it will bring to the city and the wider region."
The spokesperson added: "Commercial sensitivities dictate that we cannot release any further details at this point but we are examining the council's response and are working closely with the local authority and others to resolve the issue before announcing our next step in the process."