Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Event Invitation

The Development Plans team would like to invite you to watch a live YouTube presentation on this SPD.

Monday 21st September 2020

16:30 - 17:30

MK Council's YouTube page

We will be holding a Q&A after the presentation for questions that have been submitted in advance.  If you have a question regarding this SPD please email us at development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk before Sunday 20th September 2020.


Consultation on the Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) August 2020

The Council is consulting on a revised Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) following earlier consultation on a draft SPD in May 2019 and the adoption of the Milton Keynes Local Plan, Plan:MK in March 2019. 


A Delegated Decisions Report for the 24 March 2020 authorising this consultation is available at the following link:

Delegated Decisions Report 24 March 2020 (PDF, 251KB)


The SPD will support policies in Plan:MK and will supersede the following documents adopted between 2003 and 2007:

  • Planning Obligations for Central Milton Keynes SPG;
  • Planning Obligations for Education Facilities SPG;
  • Planning Obligations SPG for Leisure, Recreation & Sports Facilities;
  • Social Infrastructure Planning Obligations SPD; and
  • Sustainable Construction SPD (in part)

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 Wednesday 5 August 2020 until Wednesday 30 September.  All comments on the SPD must be received no later than:

5.00pm on Wednesday 30 September 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 Planning Obligations SPD will be amended accordingly. The final version of the SPD will subsequently be adopted by the Council’s Cabinet, replacing the existing SPGs and SPDs adopted by the Council between 2003 and 2007.

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 email address:

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

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


The following documents form part of this consultation:

  1. Draft Planning Obligations SPD August 2020 (PDF, 831KB)
  2. Consultation Response Form (DOCX, 30KB)
  3. Consultation Statement (PDF, 150KB)
  4. Guidance Note for Respondents (PDF, 136KB)
  5. SEA Screening Statement (PDF, 423KB)

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


Last Updated: 17 September 2020