Plans for 1,200 accessible and eco-friendly council houses have been announced by Milton Keynes Council (MKC).

MKC plans to build 500 by 2022 and a further 700 by 2030. They will be some of the borough’s most accessible and environmentally friendly homes.

In addition, the council is investing £50m in its existing homes to improve the energy efficiency and reduce energy costs for tenants. 

The moves are part of the council’s ambition for Milton Keynes to become carbon neutral by 2030.

MKC says, the latest proposal, subject to planning permission, will create almost 400 local jobs and 150 apprenticeships.

Cllr Emily Darlington, cabinet member for public realm and council housing said: “Building homes for MK families is a priority for the council.

“After years of losing homes through right to buy, this ambitious plan to build more than 1,200 homes will rectify years of underinvestment.

“Every building site will also support the creation of local jobs and apprenticeships delivering for local communities in this time of recession.”

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