MK Futures 2050
and the Strategy for 2050
In July 2016, the MK Futures 2050 Commission published their report, Making a Great City Greater. The report included a recommendation to prepare a Strategy for 2050, to take a long term view of the future growth of the city.
In January 2020, we published our Draft Strategy for 2050 for public engagement. During the first months of that engagement period we hosted many public meetings, attended by hundreds of residents of local communities from across the area. Sadly, the Coronavirus lockdown meant we had to cancel our remaining public meetings, but we made available a narrated version of the presentation used in those meetings and a list of 'frequently asked questions', and extended the engagement period by a further five weeks. These resources are still available to view, as well as the January 2020 Draft Strategy for 2050 and the various evidence studies prepared to support it.
When our engagement period closed on 22nd May we had received feedback from many hundreds of people by email, on social media and at our events. We have started to review this feedback received already and as we work through that process we also want to give some thought to the possible impacts of the current Covid-19 situation and the likely economic downturn that will result, and how the Strategy for 2050 will respond.
Therefore, during June and July 2020, we will be publishing some thoughts and questions that we believe need to be considered, and we would love to hear from you in response to these issues, and what adaptations may be appropriate to include in the Strategy.
Over the coming months we will be reviewing all of the feedback received to date, as well as from our Covid-19 discussions, to help us improve and refine the Strategy for 2050. We intend then to publish a revised Strategy for 2050 in Autumn 2020 as an opportunity for you to provide some feedback on the changes we have made, before we take the final Strategy through our Cabinet and Council processes for adoption early in 2021.