Milton Keynes Council Development Review Forum

Next Review Forum which is open to the public is to be held on 4 November in Civic, Suite 0.06/07  from 6pm – 7.30pm. The Agenda items to be presented and discussed are :

  1. Residential development by Taylor Wimpey at Daubeney Gate, Shenley Church End
  2. To be determined

Who Can Attend

  • The forum is a public meeting and ayone can attend

Overall Aims of Forum

  • Streamline the planning application process by addressing stakeholder comments on design at the pre-application stage
  • Improve quality of design elements within schemes
  • Raise profile of design
  • Allow for greater input by local stakeholders on design issues with aim of reducing local objections


  • An opportunity for developers to present their scheme at pre-application to stakeholders and make any changes in light of comments received

What is in Scope

  • Focus is on design (layout and building/s appearance but can include landscaping and highway related matters eg parking)
  • A report of what was said at Forum will form part of case officers application report

What is out of scope

  • Discussion on principle of development or developments impact on surrounding area eg road network

Timing / Sequencing of Forum in the Planning Application Process

  • Application should ideally come to the Forum after initial review of scheme by officers as part of the pre-application process.


  • The Forum is voluntary although MKC initiated schemes will be submitted to the Forum


  • The Forum will take place every 2 months on Monday at MKC Civic Offices from 6pm -7.30pm
  • Meetings will be informal
  • A maximum of 2 applications will be presented and discussed at each Forum. The format for each application will be as follows:
    • Presentation by the applicant/agent – 15 minutes
    • Questions and views from stakeholders present – 15 minutes
    • Response by applicant to questions/comments – 15 minutes

Forum Meetings

Please find below the following dates for upcoming forum meetings, which shall be held in Room 1.05/06 in the MKC Civic Offices:

•             4th March 2019

•             13th May 2019 (only one on a second Monday because of bank holiday, and to be held in Room 0.06/07)

•             1st July 2019 

•             2nd September 2019

•             4th November 2019

•             6th January 2020

•             2nd March 2020


  • The Forum will form part of the pre-application process.  The Forum is not open for applicants who do not enter into a pre-application or PPA agreement with the Local Planning Authority.

Chairing Arrangements

  • The Forum will be chaired by someone from the Urban Design Team supported by the relevant case officers

Terms of Reference

Click here (PDF, 253KB) to see the official Terms of Reference

Meeting Notes

Click here (PDF, 204KB) to view meeting notes (13th May)


Last Updated: 1 November 2019