Milton Keynes

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Population: 249,000
  • Member of Covenant of Mayors?: Yes
  • Politician Who Signed: David Hopkins, Deputy Leader
  • Website: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk

City Introduction

Milton Keynes was designated as a new city in 1967. It is strategically located halfway between Birmingham and London and mid-way between Oxford and Cambridge. The city is famously designed around a grid system of free flowing roads and enjoys a national profile as a leader in sustainable and innovative urban development, including being the first UK city (in 2005) to require all new housing to be carbon neutral. This reputation has helped to secure the investment that has seen the city grow and prosper. Milton Keynes is the UK’s fastest growing city with a population increase from 70,000 in 1967 to 249,000 today. The council’s strategy includes building 1,750 new homes each year to 2026, taking the population to 300,000. Our leadership in sustainable development continues through a Smart City programme that includes greater use of energy efficiency technologies and utilising data from city systems to allocate resources more efficiently and allow citizens to make smarter choices.
 

Main Contact

  • Contact: Sarah Gonsalves, Head of Policy and Performance
  • Email: sarah.gonsalves@milton-keynes.gov.uk