Residential Development Design Guide Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPD) adopted April 2012

The aim of the  Residential Development Design Guide SPD is to ensure that a high quality of new residential developments throughout the borough of Milton Keynes is achieved. It will provide guidance regarding the character of new development, streets, parking and detailed design appearance of buildings amongst other design elements that make up residential neighbourhoods. It will both serve as a Development Management tool in assessing planning proposals and will also provide clear direction to developers as to what the Council expects in terms of design quality for new residential developments.


The New Residential Development Design Guide SPD. Sections 1-3 (PDF, 6.4MB)

The New Residential Development Design Guide SPD. Sections 4 & 5 (PDF, 5.1MB)

Adoption Statement. (PDF, 23KB)

Consultation Statement. (PDF, 863KB)

SEA Screening Statement. (PDF, 331KB)

Paper copies of the documents are available to view in the Civic Offices, and in our libraries. Please see our Library Opening Hours.

A copy of the adoption report and the decision notice is also available.

Last Updated: 30 November 2017