Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan - Previous Stages

September 2019

At the referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan that took place on 26 September 2019, 662 of the votes cast were in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan being made part of the Development Plan for Milton Keynes and 56 were against. The turnout was 37.8%.  The Declaration of Results (PDF, 47KB).

Following the successful referendum, the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan is now in force as part of the statutory development plan for the area covered by Hanslope parish and will be used when making decisions on planning applications in this area.

August 2019

Referendum Information

26 September 2019

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday, 26 September 2019

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is:

'Do you want Milton Keynes Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hanslope to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

The Referendum area is identified on the map within the Information Statement which is available below. This is the same as the designated Neighbourhood Plan area for Hanslope.

Residential Referendum

A person is entitled to vote in the Residential Referendum if, on 26 September 2019:

  • he or she is entitled to vote in a local government election in the referendum area and
  • his or her qualifying address for the election is in the Referendum area. A person’s qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be so registered. 

Referendum expenses

The referendum expenses limit that will apply to this Referendum is £2,474.45.

The referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

Specified documents

A number of "specified documents" have to be published for the Referendum. These provide information about the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan and the planning system in general.

The specified documents can be viewed here:

A copy of the specified documents may be inspected at:


If you have any questions, you can:


June 2019

Decision statement following receipt of Examiner's report

Following the receipt of the Examiner's report on the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan, Milton Keynes Council has considered and accepted all of the Examiner's recommendations. The Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to a referendum on 26 September 2019.

March 2019

Following the publicity period on the submitted Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan, Milton Keynes Council has appointed John Slater to conduct an examination of the Neighbourhood Plan.  The examiner’s main role is to ensure that the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and is able to proceed to referendum.

Should the examiner consider that a hearing is required as part of the examination then further information and arrangements for that will appear on this web page.

The examiner has raised a number of questions on the Plan (PDF, 74KB)

Milton Keynes Council’s response to the examiner’s questions (PDF, 1.2MB).

Hanslope Parish Council’s response to the examiner’s questions (PDF, 162KB).  

Further correspondence

Smith Jenkins on behalf of McCann Homes (PDF, 215KB)

MKC Response (PDF, 136KB)

Parish Council Response (PDF, 80KB)

Comments received during publicity period

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan documents: 


December 2018

Hanslope Parish Council submitted the Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan to Milton Keynes Council on 23 November 2018.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, 2012, Milton Keynes Council is now publicising the submitted Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents for six weeks from Friday 7 December 2018 to 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

The Publicity Summary Statement (PDF, 404KB) provides more information about the plan and the consultation arrangements.

The Submitted Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents can be found as follows:

Following the publicity period, an independent examiner will be appointed to consider the neighbourhood plan and any comments received during the consultation.  The examiner will decide if the plan and its policies meet the basic conditions that all neighbourhood plans must comply with and whether the plan should proceed to a local referendum.

Making Comments

Any comments on the submitted Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan must be received by the Development Plans Team at the following address before 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

By post to:  Neighbourhood Planning, c/o Development Plans Team, Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.

By email to: neighbourhoodplanning@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Please be aware that all comments that we receive will be publicly available and may be included on our website.

A paper copy of the submitted Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents is also available to inspect at the following locations:

June 2018

Consultation on Pre-Submission Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan

Hanslope Parish Council is consulting on its pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan until 12 August 2018. For more information about the plan and how to make comments, please see the Hanslope Parish Council website.


Neighbourhood Area Designation - 9 December 2015

Following a Neighbourhood Planning Officer decision on 9 December 2015, the area put forward by Hanslope Parish Council in their Neighbourhood Plan Area Application has now been approved as a Neighbourhood Plan Area.

To comply with regulation 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Milton Keynes Council is publicising the following details:

Submission and Consultation

In November 2015, Hanslope Parish Council applied to Milton Keynes Council, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 to designate a Hanslope Neighbourhood Plan Area.

The application and a statement explaining why and how Hanslope Parish Council intends to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan, and how the organisation and area meet the conditions of Section 61G(2) and 61F(5) of the Town And Country Planning Act, 1990 can be viewed at:

In accordance with Regulation 6 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended by Regulation 2 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, Milton Keynes Council consulted residents and other interested stakeholders on this application. The Consultation ran for a 4 week period from 9 November to 7 December 2015. A copy of the consultation statement can be viewed at the link below.

This was not a consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan itself, but merely the identification of the area for which the parish council wished to prepare a neighbourhood development plan.