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To: All members of Milton Keynes Council Development Control Committee
Save The Stables!
Please reject the latest planning application for new housing (19/01357/REM) - submitted by Abbey Homes - on the western boundary of The Stables in Wavendon, Milton Keynes.
Why is this important?
If this application is approved, it will seriously threaten the future of The Stables, one of the UK's most popular and successful music venues.
Founded by the world-renowned jazz musicians Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine almost 50 years ago, The Stables (registered charity 261645) has welcomed many of the world's leading artists and performers to its stages. In addition to more than 400 concerts each year, it offers a wide-ranging programme of educational workshops and courses to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to develop their musical skills. Its dedicated team of more than 250 volunteers was recently honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The Stables also produces IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, one of the UK's fastest-growing arts festivals.
If the proposed housing development is approved by Milton Keynes Council, previous protections which had been hard fought for will disappear, leading to the possibility of noise complaints from residents of the new homes and ultimately to the closure of this much-loved cultural asset.
We need to make the Council fully aware of the local, regional and national support for The Stables and also of the strong opposition to any housing development that threatens its future.
Please sign this petition today and ensure your voice is heard loud and clear!