Project Description

Eaton Leys, Milton Keynes

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Hyas have provided consultancy support to Milton Keynes Council (MKC) to help build their capacity and expertise around the delivery of strategic sites.

Hyas have provided focussed support to the Development Management team as they bring forward a strategic site at Eaton Leys, to the south of the city, from outline consent through to delivery. This involves assisting the team to create a strong project management approach to the preparation of a Design Code, discharge of planning conditions and the consideration of reserved matters submissions. The technical planning knowledge and experience of Hyas has supplemented the work of the applicant team and key planning officers, to not only provide a clear focus on the Eaton Leys proposals, but to also develop knowledge and good practice within the team.

Hyas have prepared a Planning Performance Agreement, agreed by the Council and Developers, and has coordinated a regular meeting schedule to ensure the project delivers to key milestones.

In addition to the support on Eaton Leys, Hyas will also be reviewing MKC’s processes and procedures on strategic sites. This will help to create a more efficient and effective approach to housing delivery across the planning service and will involve reviewing for example,  how Planning Performance Agreements, Design Codes and overall protocols are utilised to best effect.