Draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (2020)

This consultation has now closed. Representations will be collated and a report will follow shortly.

Consultation on the Draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) September 2020

Milton Keynes Council is consulting on a Draft Biodiversity SPD following the adoption of the Milton Keynes Local Plan, Plan:MK in March 2019.  A Delegated Decisions Report for the 8 September 2020 authorising this consultation is available at the following link:

Delegated Decisions Report 8 September 2020

This Supplementary Planning Document expands upon policies of the Milton Keynes Local Plan - Plan:MK.  The SPD is intended to provide technical guidance throughout the planning process and supplements the policies within the Environment, Biodiversity and Geodiversity chapter of Plan:MK.  The SPD will enable the implementation of Policy NE2, NE3 and other policies in Plan:MK.

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 eight weeks, commencing on Monday 28 September 2020 until Monday 23 November 2020.

All comments on the SPD must be received before 5pm on Monday 23 November 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 Biodiversity SPD may be amended accordingly.

The final version of the SPD will subsequently be adopted by the Council's Cabinet.

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 addresses:

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

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

The following documents form part of this consultation:


A) Draft Planning Biodiversity SPD September 2020 (PDF, 990KB)

B) Consultation Response Form (DOCX, 30KB)

C) Statement of Representations Procedure (PDF, 151KB)

D) Guidance Note for Respondents (PDF, 137KB)

E) SEA Screening Statement September 2020 (PDF, 556KB)

For any questions or queries regarding this consultation or if you would like to express interest in a virtual workshop about this SPD please contact the Development Plans Team vis email at:



Last Updated: 17 December 2020