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Milton Keynes – Western Expansion Area

Illman Young were appointed by Gallagher Estates to discharge the reserved matters for a range of public open spaces within the Western Expansion Area of Milton Keynes.
  • Spaces ranged from town squares, LEAP’s and NEAP’s, to large attenuation basins
  • Incorporation of natural play principals as well as fixed equipment to meet requirements of Local Authority
  • Planting strategies developed to enhance Green Infrastructure throughout the development
  • Close collaboration with team ecologists to ensure that requirements for newt mitigation strategy were met
  • Variety of landscapes including wetland meadows and a community orchard to be created
  • Flexible space for community use at centre of park
  • Gateways formed to adjacent development parcels
  • Provided detailed drawings to discharge the reserved matters for landscape and then detailed working drawings for construction on site
  • Consultation process established with the Milton Keynes Partnership and the Parks Trust to ensure that all stakeholders were closely involved, and its long term maintenance agreed