The objective of the Open Space Assessment report is to propose open space standards in the Borough and inform planning policies in Plan:MK.
In order to achieve this MKC will audit the distribution, quantity and quality of Milton Keynes’ open spaces. MKC stress that they are proposing to assess mainly areas that are formally allocated as recreation and open space on the 2005 Local Plan Proposals Map. This approach means that the Audit will not include some sites that may be used for recreation and open space purposes, but are either too small, or are not identified on the Local Plan Proposals Map. These are generally defined as “amenity open space”. The questionnaire, amongst other things, seeks views on this very issue.
It is not intend to use the Assessment as a means to find land for future residential development, or make decisions on how open spaces are managed.