Milton Keynes Council to take further action to adopt highways in Newton Leys

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The first residents of Newton Leys moved nine years ago. To date no area of the development, its public open spaces or highways have been adopted by the Council. There is a failure on the part of the developer and the Council to work constructively to ensure that the required due diligence and legal agreements are completed, that any remedial works are completed and this is handed over.

In 2014, the Department of Communities and Local Government allocated £16.5 million From the Local Infrastructure Fund to fast forward the development of new homes at Newton Leys, Milton Keynes under the local infrastructure fund. 

Despite this funding, and over 50% of the site being built out, not one road has been adopted, no permanent community assets have been opened, and promised local road signage has not been delivered. 

In November 2017, a serious road traffic collision involving a child occurred on the estate in an area that has been complete for many years. However despite this being known as a safety issue, no improvements can be made to the infrastructure as none of it is adopted. 

We, the undersigned support Newton Leys Residents Association in asking Milton Keynes Council to take immediate action to resolve the issues, speed up the adoption of highways, and local facilities, and work constructively with the residents of Newton Leys and the developer.