The Olney Plan

A referendum relating to the adoption of the Olney Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 6th July 2017.
The question which was asked in the Referendum was:

Do you want Milton Keynes Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Olney to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

The result of the referendum was             Yes – 991       No – 968

Following approval of the plan in the referendum, at their meeting on 19 July 2017, Milton Keynes Council formally made the Olney Neighbourhood Plan part of the Development Plan for Milton Keynes meaning that it will be a material consideration when deciding development proposals within the area covered by the Plan.

The adopted Neighbourhood Plan documents can be viewed below:

The Plan

The final version of the plan, as adopted by Milton Keynes Council can be viewed through links below:

Olney Neighbourhood Plan (1.9MB)Proposals Map (2.9MB)Proposals Map A1 (8.4MB)Strategic Environmental Assessment (945KB)


Neighbourhood Plans are required to be legally compliant with and take account of wider planning policy considerations (e.g. national policy). Planning guidance can be viewed on the Planning Practice Guidance website.

These conditions are:

  • They must have regard to national planning policy
  • they must be in general conformity with strategic policies in the development plan for the local area (i.e. Milton Keynes Council Core Strategy)
  • They must be compatible with EU obligations and human rights requirements.

Specific policies and evidence considered are on links below:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)Milton Keynes Core StrategyMilton Keynes Local Plan Saved PoliciesNeighbourhood Planning PPGCommunity Questionnaire ReportMilton Keynes LTP3 – 2011 to 2031Milton Keynes Affordable Housing SPDOlney Neighbourhood Plan – Housing Allocations RequirementOlney Air Quality Action PlanMilton Keynes Council Social Infrastructure SPDPublic Questionnaire Consultation ReportLocal Housing Needs Survey ReportLocal Connections PolicyStrategic Housing Land Availability AssessmentSite Allocations Plan Issues and Options – Sept 2014 ( large file 8mb )Site AssessmentsSite Allocations Plan: Emerging Preferred Options – October 2015Carter Jonas Retail ReportSite D / E indicative masterplan
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Town Clerk: Jane Brushwood
Deputy Town Clerk: Rob Mungham
Admin Assistant: Laura Watts

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High Street,
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