Current position July 2023 At the referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan that took place on 20 July 2023, 249 of the votes cast were in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan being made part of the Development Plan for Milton Keynes and 33 were against. The turnout was 43.78%. The Declaration of the Results Following the successful referendum, the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan is now in force as part of the statutory development plan for the area covered by Haversham-cum-Little Linford parish and will be used when making decisions on planning applications in this area. June 2023 Referendum Information A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday, 20 July 2023 The question which will be asked in the Referendum is: 'Do you want Milton Keynes City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Haversham-cum-Little Linford 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 Haversham-cum-Little Linford. Residential Referendum A person is entitled to vote in the Residential Referendum if, on 20 July 2023: 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 £2399.88. 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 Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan and the planning system in general. The specified documents can be viewed here: A copy of the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan A statement providing specific information about the Referendum including a map of the Neighbourhood Plan area A statement that sets out general information about Town and Country Planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum (information for voters) The report of the Independent Examiner on the Neighbourhood Plan A summary of the Regulation 16 responses to the submitted Neighbourhood Plan A statement by Milton Keynes City Council that the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions and complies with the relevant legislation. A copy of the specified documents may be inspected at: Milton Keynes City Council Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ, during normal office hours 9am-5.15pm Central Library - View opening hours here. Newport Pagnell Library - View opening hours here. Wolverton Library - View opening hours here. Questions? If you have any questions, you can: call us 01908 691691 between Monday to Friday (10:00 – 17:15) email us at, firstname.lastname@example.org visit the Planning Policy pages of the website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning May 2023 Decision statement following receipt of Examiner's report Following the receipt of the Examiner's report on the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan, Milton Keynes City Council has considered and accepted all of the Examiner's recommendations. Milton Keynes City Council's Decision on Examiner's Report April 2023 Examiner's report The Examiner's report on the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan has been published. Examiner’s report on the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan March 2023 Following the publicity period on the submitted Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan, Milton Keynes City Council has appointed Andrew Matheson to conduct an examination of the Neighbourhood Plan. The examiner’s main role is to ensure that the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions. 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 initial queries. The response of Haversham-cum-Little-Linford Parish Council and Milton Keynes City Council can be viewed here. The examiner has raised further queries. The Parish Council's response can be viewed here. Mr Derek Jones has questioned the accuracy of the Parish Council's response to the examiner's initial queries. The Parish Council's response on this matter can be viewed here. Comments received during publicity period: National Highways Natural England Derek Jones Lavina and David Cowin Mrs H Reed Stantec on behalf of L&Q Estates Smith Jenkins on behalf of Mr Charles Glasse O'Neil Homer on behalf of landowner of land south of 27 High Street, Old Haversham Rob Coles Julia & Ian Cheetham Canal & River Trust Harvey Gilbert Sport England Aitchison Rafferty on behalf of Mr & Mrs Cross Ed Neal Rachel Rothwell Pauline Andrews Bidwells on behalf of Vistry Group Webb Paton on behalf of TM Paton & Son Cllr T Rollason, Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council Milton Keynes City Council November 2022 Haversham-cum-Little Linford Parish Council submitted the Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan to Milton Keynes City Council on 24 October 2022. In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Milton Keynes City Council is now publicising the submitted Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents for eight weeks from Friday 18 November 2022 to 5pm on Friday 13 January 2023. The Publicity Summary Statement provides more information about the plan and the consultation arrangements. The Submitted Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents can be found as follows: Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement Consultation Statement Supporting documents Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Statement Supporting Evidence for Policy HLL10 – Important Views 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 Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan must be received at the following address before 5pm on Friday 13 January 2023 By post to: Neighbourhood Planning, Milton Keynes City Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ. By email to: email@example.com 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 Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents is also available to inspect at the following locations: Central Library - View opening hours here. Newport Pagnell Library - View opening hours here. Wolverton Library - View opening hours here. February 2017 Approval Following a Neighbourhood Planning Officer decision on 8 February 2017, the area put forward by Haversham-cum-Little Linford 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: • the name of the Neighbourhood Area: Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Area • the name of the relevant body who applied for the designation: Haversham-cum-Little Linford Parish Council • a map of the designated area can be viewed at: Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan Area Map • the relevant Neighbourhood Planning Officer decision report and decision can be viewed at: Neighbourhood Planning Officer Decision Haversham-cum-Little Linford Feb 2017 Submission and Consultation In January 2017, Haversham-cum-Little Linford Parish Council applied to Milton Keynes Council, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, to designate a Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan Area. The application and a statement explaining why and how Haversham-cum-Little Linford 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: Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan Area Application 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 January to 6 February 2017. A copy of the consultation statement can be viewed at the link below. Consultation Statement: Haversham-cum-Little Linford Neighbourhood Plan Area Application 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.