New link road to unlock housing development in the Wavendon Triangle

A triangle of farm land is set to provide the next piece in the jigsaw of housing developments near the village of Wavendon.

Known as the “Wavendon Triange” the 0.87 hectares of land sits between Newport Road and Stockwell Lane, and has been earmarked by L&Q Estates as being suitable for up to 23 new one and two bedroom apartments.

The wider area is set to see more than 1,100 homes on the nearby Glebe Farm development site, along with primary and secondary schools and a local centre, as the city expands further east.

The Wavendon Triangle, which is owned by MK Council’s highways department, is in the same area of the village as The Stables Theatre. Only a few weeks ago another site on the western side of the venue was the subject of a fierce planning battle over noise concerns.

But the latest proposal will see a buffer zone in the form of a cricket pitch, between The Stables and the new housing.

And the plan also includes a new link road between Stockwell Lane, and Newport Road, and a better junction for the entry to The Stables.

Stockwell Lane is set to be a one way access road for emergency vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians only. Part of the  new traffic-light controlled junction has already been completed.

Archaeologists have surveyed the site and say there is a high potential of finding evidence of activity from the iron age and Romano-British periods, as well as a lower chance of finding  evidence of activity of an earlier prehistoric date, as well as medieval/early post-medieval agricultural activity.

The application is open for comment from the public on the MK Council website.

Other planning applications lodged with the council include:

> Demolition of existing garage, part retention of related historic stone wall, and construction of 2 new dwellings with amenity space and parking on an area of land to the rear of Kardamom Lounge Indian restaurant at 34 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AF.

> Formation of road and footways as extension to Glebe Road to serve proposed residential development of 14 dwellings subject of outline planning permission 16/01630/OUT. Land East of Castle Road And North of The Glebe, Lavendon.

> To combine existing granted planning permission 07/00648/FUL and 15/00585/FUL to two self contained 2 bedroom apartments, accommodation for care workers and live-in child minder. Office At Linford Court Lane To Church Off Little Linford Lane, Little Linford, Milton Keynes, MK19 7EB.

> Listed building consent for change of use from storage associated with dwelling house to ancilliary accommodation together with internal and external alterations. Amendment to Listed Building Consent 18/02430/LBC. Southside Farm, Walton Road, Milton Keynes Village, Milton Keynes, MK10 9AG.

> Demolition of existing shed and store, new residential building comprising six two bedroom units, new commercial building of 150 sq.m GIA, associated access , parking and landscaping. 35 Vicarage Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1BN.

> Change of use of existing multi-use games area (MUGA) from D1 to D1/D2, installation of sports lighting and fencing, and laying of fourth generation (4G) artificial grass playing surface. Emerson Valley Junior School, Hodder Lane, Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes, MK4 2JR.

> Change of use from B1 to C3.  37 Cambridge Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5AD.