Draft Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document

This Consultation is now live. Representations can be made until 5pm on Monday 4 January 2021

Event Invitation

The Development Plans team would like to invite you to watch a live YouTube presentation on this SPD.

Thursday 12th November 2020

14:00 - 15:00

Milton Keynes Council YouTube Page

We will be holding a Q&A after the presentation for questions that have been submitted in advance.  If you have a question regarding this SPD please email us at development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk before Tuesday 11th November 2020.

Can't make the live broadcast? Don't worry it will be available on the councils YouTube page to be watched at a later date.


Draft Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2020


The Council is consulting on a revised Draft Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) following the adoption of the Milton Keynes Local Plan, Plan:MK in March 2019. 

A Delegated Decisions Report for the 20 October 2020 authorising this consultation is available at the following link:

Delegated Decisions Report 20 October 2020

The SPD will support policies in Plan:MK and will supersede the following adopted planning documents:

  • Sustainable Construction SPD 2007
  • Calculating Carbon Neutrality guidance note

This document will be considered a material consideration in the determination of planning applications submitted to the Council.

Public consultation on this SPD will run for a period of nine weeks, commencing on Monday 02 November 2020 until Monday 4 January 2021.  All comments on the SPD must be received no later than:

5.00pm on Monday 21 December 2020.

At the end of the consultation period, a report will be prepared to reflect the comments received throughout the consultation.  Any comments received will be considered by the Council and the Sustainable Construction SPD will be amended accordingly. The final version of the SPD will subsequently be adopted by the Council’s Cabinet, replacing the existing guidance note and SPD adopted by the Council.

The preferred method for submitting comments is on a Consultation Response Form which can be downloaded below.  Please return your completed form to us using the following email address:

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

Or post: Milton Keynes Council, Development Plans, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ

The following documents form part of this consultation:

  1. Draft Sustainable Construction SPD (PDF, 3.1MB)
  2. Annex C: Energy and Climate Statement Template (PDF, 310KB)
  3. Consultation Response Form (DOCX, 30KB)
  4. Statement of Representations Procedure (PDF, 146KB)
  5. Guidance Note for Respondents (PDF, 135KB)
  6. SEA Screening Statement (PDF, 596KB)

For any questions or queries regarding this consultation, or if you would like to express an interest in participating in a virtual Q&A session about this SPD please contact the Development Plans Team via email at:



Last Updated: 9 November 2020