Technical Studies and Background Documents

Here are links to key planning policy areas and relevant evidence base documents:


Employment Evidence Base


Housing Market Areas in Bedfordshire and Surrounding Areas (PDF, 6.3MB)

Milton Keynes Council Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2013: Report of Findings (May 2014) (PDF, 5.4MB)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2017)

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

Urban Capacity Study (Feb 2017)

Settlement Boundary Review (2017) (PDF, 8.1MB)

Nationally Described Space Standards Study (2017) (PDF, 4.7MB)


Retail and Leisure Study (2018)


Landscape Character Assessment

Landscape Sensitivity Study (2016) (PDF, 8.2MB)

Open Space Assessment


Residential Characterisation Study (PDF, 4.8MB)


Multi-Modal Transport Model

Flood and Water Management / Drainage

Flood and Water Management / Drainage

Equality Impact Assessment

Equality Impact Assessment (PDF, 181KB)

Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability Appraisal: Non-technical Summary, November 2017 (PDF, 661KB)

Sustainability Appraisal: Report, November 2017 (PDF, 2.4MB)

Sustainability Appraisal: Initial SA, February 2017 (PDF, 7.3MB)

Sustainability Appraisal: Scoping Report, October 2014 (PDF, 1.8MB)

Habitat Regulations Assessment

Habitat Regulations Assessment (available on request)


Whole Plan Viability Study 2017

Energy Mapping Study

Energy Mapping Study

Duty to Cooperate

AVDC MK MoU February 2018 (PDF, 171KB)

Green Infrastructure Strategy 

MK Green Infrastructure Strategy

Last Updated: 21 October 2020