Milton Keynes 

Strategy for 2050

We have now published our Milton Keynes Strategy for 2050.  The Strategy sets the way forward for the next era of making our great city greater.  It is a strategy for everyone living in Milton Keynes today, especially the children and young people who will be our future citizens, as well as those who will choose to move here to be part of a globally leading green city.


The Strategy was prepared following the recommendations of the MK Futures 2050 Commission in their July 2016 report, “Making a Great City Greater”, in order to take a long-term view of the future of our city.  The Commission also recommended Six Big Projects for Milton Keynes, and you can read more about how our work on those projects has progressed here.

This Strategy for 2050 offers seven Big Ambitions as our promise to those living here today and those who wish to make their homes here in future.  We will:

  • strengthen those qualities that make Milton Keynes special

  • make Milton Keynes a leading green city – by global standards

  • ensure everyone has their own decent home to rent or buy

  • build safe communities that support health and wellbeing

  • provide jobs for everyone by supporting our businesses, and attracting new ones

  • offer better opportunities for everyone to learn and develop their skills

  • make it easier for everyone to travel on foot, by bike and with better public transport.


The Strategy for 2050 will be considered at a Cabinet meeting on 15th December 2020 (papers will be available on CMIS) and at Full Council on 20th January 2021.  Once adopted, we will formally launch the Strategy for 2050, and prepare an updated delivery programme.


You can read more about how we developed the Strategy, the evidence we prepared to support our work and the way we engaged with people in the process here.  And you can watch a briefing about the changes since the engagement draft Strategy on the Council's YouTube channel here.

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