Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes was planned on the basis of four midsize and 13 smaller settlements, amongst which are Blechley, Stony Stanford, Wolverton and New Bradwell. They are situated along the main roads and railways which run through the area. Smaller settlements follow the rural roads and rivers in between.

During the 1970s, the Milton Keynes masterplan was developed by the Milton Keynes New Town Corporation planners Llewelyn-Davies, Weeks, Forestier-Walker and Bor. This Masterplan was by no means designed as a step by step blueprint for the city’s development. The planners understood that first generation New Towns were too detailed in their planning and many planned functions were already outdated before they were actually built. As result, the plan implemented a strategic framework that had a considerable amount of flexibility and was capable to respond to changing needs. It recognized the need to consider the structural elements of connection between transport systems and the arrangement of land uses together, and continues to be updated to this very day.

This publication is part of a series of Alternative Travel Guides initiated by the International New Town Institute. We’ve done the research so you can enjoy these undiscovered and unloved New Towns—before the rest of the world finds them!

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