Hanslope Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2016 -2031
Pre- Submission Plan
The residents working group set up by Hanslope Parish Council to produce a Neighbourhood plan for the parish has now completed its work. Before the plan can be submitted to MK Council for independent examination followed by a referendum of Hanslope residents to adopt or ‘make’ the plan, a Pre- Submission version has to be produced for consultation.
This is to provide a formal opportunity for local people and other stakeholders and statutory bodies to comment on the proposed policies of the plan.
A copy of the plan can be downloaded from the Village web site and page 7 of the plan has details how written comments can be submitted by email, or to a postal address.
The six-week consultation period will end on 12 August 2018
RE: Hanslope Long Street, Mulberry Developments Section 278 completion works.
Please be advised that road improvement works will be commencing along Hanslope Long Street, frontage of The Mulberry Developments Site. The works are being carried out by South Midland Plant on behalf of Mulberry Developments as part of a Section 278 agreement. These works will comprise of a road closure so that the carriageway can be resurfaced and outstanding section 278 works completed. The road closure will be operational Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:30 – 15:30 off peak hours only.
The program for these works gives a start date of 25th June 2018 and estimated completion date of 30th June 2018. The works have been programmed for 5 working days but we anticipate the road will be opened sooner.
A letter drop will be made by the developer informing the residents of Hanslope of the works and expected dates.
A traffic management plan has been designed showing the exact location of the closure and the diversion route for your information.
Should you require any further details / information then please do not hesitate to contact me on Highway Adoptions highway.adoptions@Milton-keynes.gov.uk
We apologise for any inconvenience and delay the above works may cause.
Highway Adoption Engineer
Remembering the first soldier in 1918 from our village to be killed on the opening day of the German offensive. Intended to defeat the Allies before the Americans joined the war, it caused enormous casualties. George was a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery on the front line. He has no grave but is remembered at the Arras Memorial.
The PDF document in full:
The Planning Inspectorate Appeal Decision for Land at Long Street Road, Hanslope
Councillor Andrew Geary writes on Facebook about it:
The Planning Inspectors Decision on the 141 dwellings in Long Street Road has been received today by Milton Keynes Council. It’s bad news. The appeal has been allowed and planning permission for the 141 dwellings has been granted. Moreover some of the reasoning in the decision could have huge impacts and consequences on the whole of the rural area. Along with the Planning department at MKC and Hanslope Parish Council we will now consider what, if any further action can be taken. My thanks to all of those who have spent time, effort and money on pulling together to attempt to resist this development. Too many to name but you know who you are. #Further to my post of earlier today regarding the decision from the Planning Inspectorate to grant the appeal for 141 dwellings on Long Street Road.
I have now read the judgement in full. It has come to some unbelievable conclusions. It bases its decision around 7 key areas. It concludes that there will be detrimental impact to heritage assets. It concludes that there will be direct conflict with MKC’s own planning policy. It concludes that there would be harm to the setting and character of the village. And there the reasonableness ceases.
It concludes that the development can be classed as sustainable. It concludes that, given the level of financial contributions, that there is sufficient infrastructure to cope with the additional development. It concludes that there will be no detrimental impact on the highways or transport network. And perhaps most significantly of all it concludes that Milton Keynes cannot demonstrate a 5 year land supply. These four reasons outweigh the previous three and therefore permission should be granted. I believe all four of these conclusions to be wrong, so please don’t shoot the messenger.
My comment that the lack of a 5 year land supply is perhaps the most significant isn’t meant to detract from any of the others, but I state that because this will have a catastrophic knock on effect for other sites in the rural areas. Basically, unless there is an up to date Neighbourhood Plan in place, it will be incredibly difficult to refuse any planning application in the rural area that can be classed as sustainable. So any village fringe applications (Eastfield Drive, the Eventing Centre) will be almost impossible to refuse.
One chink of light. I believe there may be some areas within the report that may be challengeable by means of a Judicial Review. MKC are currently seeking Counsels opinion on this and I will be urging the Parish Council to take similar independent advice when it meets on Monday of next week. JR is a lengthy and expensive process but it’s the only way forward now.
Once we have managed to get the document in a publishable format I will ensure that it is posted on the Hanslope village website. If it is felt helpful I’m also prepared to put on a local planning workshop for the rural parishes within the Ward to which all residents would be most welcome.
Finally, there is no doubt that we have lost a major battle today. But I’m not yet prepared to admit that we have lost the war. Tonight we feel totally deflated. Tomorrow we must dust ourselves down and prepare to fight on.
Here follows a two page document from Bloor Homes listing the changes that they have made to the original planning application in the amended application which was submitted to Milton Keynes Council a couple of weeks ago.
The Amended Proposal application number is 17/03385/REM | Approval of reserved matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 150 dwellings, including associated works. All matters reserved except access, pursuant to outline permission 16/02106/OUT | Land Off Castlethorpe Road Hanslope
Bloor Homes document also available in .pdf format