Advice, guidance and support for Neighbourhood Planning

External Support

There are many resources to help you understand and achieve neighbourhood planning:

National Planning Practice Guidance - provides guidance and interpretation of the National Planning Policy Framework.

My Community (part of Locality) - provides resources to support communities undertaking neighbourhood planning.

The Royal Town Planning Institute through Planning Aid - provides resources for neighbourhood planning, as well as an e-bulletin with regular updates on legislation and current issues.

Milton Keynes Council Support

We provide support at key stages of the neighbourhood planning process, as detailed in the following documents:

How Milton Keynes Council can help with your Neighbourhood Plan (PDF, 96KB)

Neighbourhood Planning in Milton Keynes: Support available from Milton Keynes Council (detailed version) (PDF, 2.2MB)

Where to Find the Evidence Base Information

Neighbourhood development plans should be based on a proper understanding of the local issues and effective community engagement. This must be evidenced in proportion to the scope and detail of the plan.

We can assist and direct parishes to existing information or advise on obtaining additional data.

Demographics and Statistics

A variety of socio-economic facts and figures and specific area profiles are available at mkinsight. 

Core Strategy and Plan:MK

The evidence used to produce the Core Strategy and Plan:MK may contain useful information on topics such as housing, employment, transport, retail, conservation and recreation.

Last Updated: 5 September 2018