About the Milton Plan

The Milton Plan is a vision for the future of our community.

Do you want to have a say over where new homes, shops and businesses are built in Milton, or what new buildings should look like?

Do you want to protect and enhance our local high street, choose where new facilities should be located, or protect our green spaces for generations to enjoy in years to come?

The Milton Plan is your chance to shape how our community develops over the next 15 years.

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

Neighbourhood planning was introduced in 2011 through the Localism Act.

Neighbourhood planning allows local residents and businesses to have their own planning policies in a neighbourhood plan that reflect their priorities, deliver tangible local benefits and have real weight in planning decisions. Local people can also grant permission for development through ‘neighbourhood development orders’ and ‘community right to build orders’.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

In very simple terms, a neighbourhood plan is:

  • A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area. Planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications.
  • Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority.
  • A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.

A neighbourhood plan is an important document with real legal force, therefore there are certain formal procedures that it must go through. You can find out where are in the process of the Milton Plan here.

Who is creating the Milton Plan?

We all are! The Milton Neighbourhood Planning Forum has been set up to organise and prepare the plan, but they will be consulting with local people and businesses throughout the process, so you will have an opportunity to have your say and shape the plan.
You can find out more about the Milton Neighbourhood Planning Forum here.

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