Land Availability Assessment

Land Availability Assessment 

We are currently  in the process of producing an updated evidence base to inform the preparation of a new plan for the development of the Borough through to the year 2050. 

A key part of this evidence base is the preparation of a Land Availability Assessment (LAA) which will provide a clear understanding of the land available within our area and will help to inform a future site selection process to determine land allocations to meet identified needs for the plan.  

It is intended that, with the exception of minerals related development, the LAA will cover all land uses, not just housing and employment, and once complete will replace both the previous Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (2017) and elements of the Milton Keynes Employment Land Review and Economic Growth Study (2015) and its partial update (2017).  

An information note outlining more details about the LAA and the current stage we are at can be accessed at the below link. 

LAA Information Note  


Draft Methodology 

As part of the preparation of the LAA, a draft methodology has been produced to outline how we intend to carry out each stage of the LAA and the processes we will undertake to identify sites and carry out the assessment of each site. A copy of the draft methodology can be viewed below. 

Between 23rd January and 20th April 2022, we are holding an eight week consultation to enable the opportunity for comments to be made on the draft methodology. If you would like to make comments, please use the online form below to submit these. 

Draft methodology  

LAA Draft Methodology Online Comments Form 

Phasing Methodology associated with Five Year Housing Land Supply

Please note that all comments must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 20th April and must be submitted using the online form above. 


Call for Sites 

As well as consulting on a draft methodology, we are also undertaking an eight week Call for Sites period to enable the submission of sites to be considered for inclusion within the LAA and to assist us in proactively identifying all sites across the Borough which are available to potentially assist with delivering our growth ambitions.  

As outlined above, the scope for the LAA covers all land uses, with the exception of minerals related development and, as such, we would encourage submissions relating to all uses, not just land for housing and economic development. 

To submit a site for consideration, an online form (which can be accessed via the link below) must be completed in full, and, where requested, accompanying, detailed information provided. We request that supplementary information is however restricted to the technical information requested and that any marketing material is omitted.   

Call for Sites Online Form 

Please note that all site submissions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 20th April and must be submitted using the online form above to be included for assessment within the LAA. Please ensure that a separate form is completed for each site you wish to submit. 

The online form does have a ‘save and return’ function so it is not necessary to complete the form in full in one session. However, to enable the ‘save and return’ function, you must first create an account and ensure you are signed into this account when making changes to your submission. Once the form has been submitted, you will not be able to make further amendments.  

If you would like to prepare the information required for the call for sites form before you begin filling in the online form, please refer to the PDF below. Please note however, that as set out above, submissions must be made using the online form.

Call for Sites Form (for information only)