Core Strategy (2013)

The Milton Keynes Core Strategy was adopted by the Council at its meeting of 10 July 2013. Under Regulation 6 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, the Core Strategy is a Local Plan and provides strategic planning policy up to the year 2026.

Milton Keynes Core Strategy – Adopted July 2013 (PDF, 4.2MB)

Accompanying Documents:

 Core Strategy Adoption Statement (PDF, 21KB)

Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement (PDF, 48KB)

The Core Strategy will guide the future development of the Borough and includes a new strategic land allocation for around 2,900 homes in the south east of the city. For details on the process followed for the production of the Core Strategy, see the "Core Strategy Examination" page.

Core Strategy and the 2005 Local Plan

The Core Strategy contains strategic policies and sets the framework for future detailed policies and Neighbourhood Plans. It only replaces the strategic policies in the 2005 Local Plan. Most of the Local Plan policies are saved and the Appendix C in the Core Strategy lists all of the Local Plan policies with those replaced by the Core Strategy highlighted in bold text.

Specifically the Local Plan policies replaced when the Core Strategy is adopted are:

S1 – S5, S7-S9, T6, EA4, EA4A, H3, TC1, CC3, PO1 and PO2.