DRAFT AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT MARCH 2018

Milton Keynes Council is preparing an Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). A draft document is being issued for public consultation.

The consultation period formally starts on 19 March 2018 and closes on 27 April 2018 at 5pm.

The purpose of this document is to supplement Plan:MK’s affordable housing policies.  When adopted, it will replace the existing Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document adopted by the Council in 2013.  The document applies to the whole of the Milton Keynes Council area and aims to provide detailed advice on how the planning authority will be applying affordable housing policies when dealing with planning applications.

Copies of this document are available to view online at http://miltonkeynes.objective.co.uk/portal/.

The document can also be viewed at all Milton Keynes Council libraries and at the Civic Offices.

The Council is seeking comments on this document by 5pm on Friday 27 April 2018.  Comments should be submitted online via the Council’s consultation portal http://miltonkeynes.objective.co.uk/portal via e-mail to development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk or by post to Development Plans Team, Growth, Economy and Culture, Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.

In your comments, please let the Council know if you would like to be notified when the SPD is adopted.  If you have any questions or concerns about the consultation, please contact the Development Plans team at development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk or by telephone on 01908 254892.


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MILTON KEYNES SITE ALLOCATIONS PLAN: SCHEDULE OF MAIN MODIFICATIONS CONSULTATION

The Site Allocations Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination in April 2017. Inspector Richard Schofield was appointed to conduct the examination and he held hearings on the 12-13 September 2017.

Following the close of the hearings, the Inspector wrote to the Council on 26 September 2017 setting out further questions which he required the Council to respond to. Having responded to these questions, the Council were then invited by the Inspector to submit, for his consideration, a schedule of proposed Main Modifications to the SAP which he considered to be necessary to make the plan sound.

Following further correspondence with the Inspector to finalise the schedule of modifications, he has now requested that the schedule be subject to public consultation.

MK Council are therefore holding a six-week period of public consultation to provide an opportunity for you to comment on the schedule of proposed Main Modifications to the SAP.  The consultation is only on the Main Modifications and not on any other aspect of the plan.

This consultation will open on Wednesday 21 February and comments must be received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 4 April 2018.

Following the close of the consultation, all representations received will be sent to the Inspector for his consideration and to assist his final conclusions in preparing his report on the examination.

The Proposed Schedule of Main Modifications consultation document, along with supporting documents, is available to view on the Council’s website at: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/site-allocations-plan.  Copies of the documents are also available at all libraries across Milton Keynes and within the Civic Offices in Central Milton Keynes.

The easiest way to submit your comments is via the Council’s online consultation portal which can be accessed via the website link above.  If you are unable to use the online portal you can also respond via:

Email: development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Or Post:

Milton Keynes Council

Development Plans

Civic Offices

1 Saxon Gate East

Central Milton Keynes

MK9 3EJ