Stantonbury Park Development Framework
If you live in the parishes of New Bradwell, Stantonbury, Great Linford or Haversham, then you may be interested in the proposed expansion of Milton Keynes at Stantonbury Park. Read on to find out more about the allocation of the site for development, and the current planning status.
The Local Plan
The Local Plan sets out proposals for development in the Borough to 2011. The draft proposals were looked at by an independent Inspector in 2003 and 2004. He recommended to Milton Keynes Council that the area known as Stantonbury Park Farm be allocated as a City Expansion Area in the Local Plan. MKC agreed to change the draft Plan to include this site, and during May - July 2005 the Council formally consulted on Proposed Modifications to the Plan to include the site for development.
Cabinet considered the responses to this public consultation on 18 October 2005. Cabinet resolved that there should be no further changes to the Local Plan in respect of Stantonbury Park, and that no further public inquiry into the allocation of the site should be held. The views of Cabinet were considered at a full Council meeting on 8 November 2005, who agreed that the Plan should be adopted. The Local Plan was subsequently adopted on 21 December 2005.
The Outline Planning Application and Development Brief
Five 'community focus groups' were held during April and May 2005 in all four parishes. The aim of these focus groups was to inform people about the Local Plan process, and what the next formal planning stages were. It was also an opportunity for people to raise issues and concerns about development on this site and for the prospective developer to listen and take away those messages.
Following these focus groups the developers arranged two public exhibitions of their initial proposals. These exhibitions were held on 7 June 2005 (at Stantonbury Campus) and 9 June 2005 (at Haversham School).
In September 2005 the developer submitted an outline planning application including a Development Brief for the site, which goes into more detail about how the site could be developed. The Council have progressed the Brief as a Supplementary Planning Document (against which they can assess planning applications), and undertook a Sustainability Appraisal of the Brief.
The outline planning application was available for comment until 28 October 2005. The Development Brief and Sustainability Appraisal were available for comment until 2 December 2005. Comments on the Brief and the Sustainability Appraisal were considered by Cabinet on 17 January 2006, and an amended Brief was adopted by the Council as a Supplementary Planning Document.
You can view the consultation responses on the Development Brief and the report to Cabinet here: 17th January 2006 Cabinet Report on the Development Brief
You can view the adopted Development Brief, together with the Adoption Statement and the Sustainability Appraisal of the draft Brief here:
At their meeting on 29 March 2006 the Council's Development Control Committee resolved to grant outline planning for the site (i.e. to permit in principle development on the site).
You can view the planning application documents at the Civic Offices and through the links below:
You can also view the report to the Development Control Committee and the minutes (when available) of that meeting at: Development Control Committee 29th March 2006
Last Updated: 30 November 2017