Hanslope Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan

Current Position, August 2019

Referendum Information, 26 September 2019

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday, 26th September 2019

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is:

'Do you want Milton Keynes Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hanslope to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

The Referendum area is identified on the map within the Information Statement which is available below. This is the same as the designated Neighbourhood Plan area for Hanslope.

Residential Referendum

A person is entitled to vote in the Residential Referendum if, on 26th September 2019:

  • he or she is entitled to vote in a local government election in the referendum area and
  • his or her qualifying address for the election is in the Referendum area. A person’s qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be so registered. 

Referendum expenses

The Referendum expenses limit that will apply to this Referendum is £2,474.45.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

Specified documents

A number of "specified documents" have to be published for the Referendum. These provide information about the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan and the planning system in general.

The specified documents can be viewed here:

A copy of the specified documents may be inspected at:


If you have any questions, you can:

• Call us on: 01908 691691 between Monday to Friday (10:00 – 17:15)

• E-mail us at, neighbourhoodplanning@milton-keynes.gov.uk or

• Go to the Planning Policy pages of the website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning


June 2019

Decision statement following receipt of Examiner's report

Following the receipt of the Examiner's report on the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan, Milton Keynes Council has considered and accepted all of the Examiner's recommendations. The Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to a referendum on 26th September 2019.

Examiner’s report on the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan (PDF, 858KB)

Milton Keynes Council’s Decision on Examiner’s Report (PDF, 437KB)


March 2019

Following the publicity period on the submitted Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan, Milton Keynes Council has appointed John Slater to conduct an examination of the Neighbourhood Plan.  The examiner’s main role is to ensure that the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and is able to proceed to referendum.

Should the examiner consider that a hearing is required as part of the examination then further information and arrangements for that will appear on this web page.

The examiner has raised a number of questions on the Plan which can be seen here (PDF, 74KB)

Milton Keynes Council’s response to the examiner’s questions can be seen here (PDF, 1.2MB).

Hanslope Parish Council’s response to the examiner’s questions can be seen here (PDF, 162KB).  

Further correspondence

Smith Jenkins on behalf of McCann Homes (PDF, 215KB)

MKC Response (PDF, 136KB)

Parish Council Response (PDF, 80KB)

Comments received during publicity period

Natural England (PDF, 278KB)

National Grid (PDF, 176KB)

Sherwill Drake Forbes (PDF, 1.9MB)

Smith Jenkins on behalf of McCann Homes (PDF, 2.9MB)

Historic England (PDF, 209KB)

Anglian Water (PDF, 84KB)

Simon Proctor (PDF, 1.6MB)

Castlethorpe Parish Council (PDF, 62KB)

Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council (PDF, 68KB)

Canal & River Trust (PDF, 65KB)

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan documents: 

Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan (PDF, 12.1MB)

Basic Conditions Statement (PDF, 2.5MB)

Consultation Statement (PDF, 426KB)

Previous Stages

Information can be found on the website relating to previous stages of the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan



Last Updated: 9 August 2019