Open Space Agreements

Mon 22nd March 2010
On some of the older estates in Milton Keynes you may encounter agreements entered into by the local authorities (Milton Keynes Development Corporation and Milton Keynes Council) with the original developer of the estate. These provide for open (recreational) spaces and their subsequent maintenance. They are expressed to be made pursuant to Section 6 of the Buckinghamshire County Council Act 1971. I have yet to find a copy of the text to this Act. Nevertheless the intention behind Section 6 is clear. A builder receiving an advantageous planning decision is required to give something back to the local authority. In this instance the provision of open spaces.
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