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Planning permission will only be granted for temporary classroom buildings if:
  1. They are intended to meet accommodation needs arising from increased statutory aged pupil numbers from within the school's reserved area
  2. They are intended to meet a temporary need and will be removed when pupil numbers admitted from within a school's reserved area no longer mean that a school's number on roll exceeds its permanent capacity
  3. They are not intended to meet non-statutory pupil needs
  4. They will be used, where necessary during the phases of capital programme development in designated areas to meet increased pupil numbers until the permanent completion of school buildings
They must also be sited to minimise visual impact and impact on the operation of the school.
Parish National Ref No Monument Title Grid Ref MK Ref No
Bow Brickhill (part in Little Brickhill) - Roman town of Magiovinium and Roman fort SP 890 335 SP 890 337 SP 891 334 10
Bow Brickhill 19008 Shrunken medieval village at Caldecotte SP 893 354 21
Bradwell 19002 Bradwell Castle mound: a motte and bailey castle 80m NE of St Lawrence's Church SP 832 395 5
Bradwell 19079 Bradwell Bury: moated site and associated manor house remains at Moat House SP 830 396 44
Bradwell Abbey 19062 Bradwell Abbey: a Benedictine priory, chapel and fishpond SP 827 395 SP 828 397 3
Castlethorpe 19080 Castlethorpe Castle: a motte and bailey, possible ringwork and associated earthworks 200m SE of Castlethorpe Lodge SP 799 446 SP 797 444 4
Clifton Reynes - Wood Farm Moat SP 932 497 34
Cold Brayfield - Turvey Bridge SP 938 524 50
Emberton - Olney Bridge SP 888 508 6
Emberton (formerly Petsoe Manor) - St Martin's Church, Petsoe (site of) SP 922 487 25
Great Linford - Great Linford Brickworks SP 860 416 39
Hanslope 19084 Moated site 70m S of Long Plantation, Hanslope Park SP 823 454 43
Hardmead 32114 Moated site, 410m SE of Maukins SP941 481 47
Haversham cum Little Linford 19081 Moated site, fishponds and associated earthworks 150m SE of Haversham Manor SP 828 426 24
Lavendon 19063 Lavendon Castle: a motte and bailey and associated enclosures at Castle Farm SP 917 543 8
Lavendon 19088 The Bury: a ringwork and associated earthworks 100m N of Lavendon Church SP 916 538 28
Lavendon 19064 Lavendon Abbey: the site of a Premonstratensian abbey, fishponds and field system at Lavendon Grange SP 903 535
SP 901 536
Lavendon 19086 Moated site and associated enclosure at Uphoe Manor Farm 700m E of Lavendon Church SP 923 536 35
Loughton 19078 Moated site, fishpond and associated earthworks 150m W of Loughton Manor SP 839 375 20
Milton Keynes (Village) 19006 Moated site, fishponds and associated earthworks, W of All Saints Church SP 886 392 23
Milton Keynes (Central) 19007 Secklow Hundred Mound: a moot at the junction of North Row and North Ninth Street SP 851 392 40
Newport Pagnell - Tickford Bridge SP 878 438 12
North Crawley 19089 Moated site and fishponds 200m, NW of Up End SP 918 460 27
North Crawley 32123 Moated site immediately S of Manor Farm SP943 446 48
North Crawley 32103 Moated site at Old Moat Farm SP921 450 46
Olney - Roman site at Olney SP 895 526 33
Ravenstone - Ravenstone Priory, moats and fishponds SP 850 510 30
Shenley Brook End 19009 Moated site, fishponds and deserted medieval village of Tattenhoe, 300m W of Home Park Farm SP 829 339 7
Shenley Brook End 19018 Fishpond in Water Spinney 600m SE of St Giles' Church, Tattenhoe SP 833 334 41
Shenley Brook End - Moated site W of Shenley Lodge SP 835 360 18
Shenley Church End 19003 The Toot: a motte and bailey castle and later manorial complex 450m SW of St Mary's Church SP 829 364 13
Shenley Church End 19066 A medieval manorial complex comprising a twin moated site, fishpond and associated earthworks 750m W of St Mary's Church SP 824 367 16
Sherington 19045 Bowl Barrow, junction of Crofts End / Bedford Road SP 894 464 26
Simpson - Manor House (site of) SP 884 360 22
Stony Stratford - Churchyard of St Mary Magdalene SP 785 406 38
Tyringham and Filgrave - Tyringham Bridge SP 858 465 9
Tyringham and Filgrave - Filgrave deserted medieval village SP 878 484 32
Tyringham and Filgrave   Group of ring ditches and enclosures at Tyringham SP 858 484 36
Wavendon 19083 Danesborough Camp: a slight univallate hillfort 420m N of The Knoll SP 921 348 1
Wavendon 19082 Motte castle 200m SE of Wavendon Manor SP 919 371 2
Weston Underwood 19087 Moated site and fishponds 280m SE of St Lawrence's Church SP 866 503 31
Wolverton 13609 Motte and bailey castle, deserted village and monastic grange at Old Wolverton SP 802 412 SP 807 417 11
Wolverton - Iron Trunk aqueduct SP 800 418 19
Campbell Park Parish (Woolstone cum Willen) 19004 Moated site and fishponds at Great Woolstone SP 876 386 14
Campbell Park Parish (Woolstone cum Willen) 19077 Moated site and associated fishpond S of Mill Lane, Little Woolstone SP 876 391 37
Woughton-on-the-Green 19005 Shrunken medieval village SP 879 378
SP 875 376
Woughton-on-the-Green 19017 Moated site and fishpond at Old Rectory Farm SP 871 376 42
Within Milton Keynes City
  • Bletchley
  • Broughton
  • Great Linford
  • Loughton
  • Milton Keynes Village
  • Old Bradwell
  • Shenley Church End
  • Stony Stratford
  • Willen
  • Wolverton
  • Woughton-on-the-Green
Within other settlements
  • Calverton, Lower Weald
  • Castlethorpe
  • Clifton Reynes *
  • Emberton *
  • Hanslope " Lavendon *
  • Newport Pagnell
  • Newton Blossomville *
  • North Crawley
  • Olney
  • Ravenstone *
  • Sherington
  • Stoke Goldington *
  • Weston Underwood
  • Woburn Sands
* Conservation Area Character Statement published
The boundaries of the Conservation Areas are shown on the Proposals Map
Planning permission will only be granted for the change of use of amenity open space, including the incorporation of such areas into private garden land, if:
1. The land does not now or is unlikely in the future to fulfil a useful purpose in terms of its appearance, landscaping, recreational use or wildlife value.
2. The loss of amenity open space would not set a precedent for other similar proposals which cumulatively would have an adverse effect on the locality.
3. The continued maintenance of the land for public amenity purposes would be impractical or unduly onerous.
In certain cases, the loss of amenity open space may be acceptable if it is adequately compensated by proposals for improvements to the quality of landscaping and appearance of amenity space elsewhere in the locality.
Facility Minimum Size Catchment Area or Standard Characteristics
Local Play Areas 0.2 hectares1 or 0.35 if surrounded by housing 300 metres
  • Mainly for children up to age 8
  • For unsupervised play close to home
  • Located at 500 metre intervals
  • Active Zone2 should be at least 20 metres from residential property boundaries and 30 metres from roads
  • Approximately 51 items of play equipment and small games area
Neighbour-hood Play Areas 0.6 hectares1 600 metres
  • For all children, but emphasis on 8+
  • For unsupervised play
  • Located at 1,000 metre intervals
  • Active Zone2should be at least 40 metres from residential property boundaries and 30 metres from roads
  • Approximately 81items of play equipment and ball games area, goal wall, cycle area; larger more adventurous equipment
  • The inclusion of youth shelters, wheeled sports facilities and multi-games walls for teenagers is essential
Local Parks 1-2 hectares 600 metres0.6 hectares per 1,000population
  • For visitors on foot, including nearby workers
  • Providing children’s play, sitting out areas, landscaped environment, community events area, kickabout area and playing fields if the park is large enough
  • At least 0.4 hectares per 1,000 population for casual, informal playspace if not provided elsewhere
District Parks 20 hectares 1.2 kilometres
  • For weekend and occasional visits on foot
  • Containing playing fields, but at least 12 hectares for other pursuits (as in Local Parks) and some car parking
Linear Parks 60 hectares 3.2 kilometres or more where the Park is appreciably larger than 60 hectares
  • For weekend and occasional visits by car or public transport
  • Either semi-natural environment, commons, woodland etc, or formal parks providing for both active and possible recreation – e.g. boating, entertainment, etc
  • Containing playing fields but at least 40 hectares for other pursuits
  • Adequate car parking essential
Playing Fields 1 hectares (net) per 1,000 population, 1.5 hectares (gross) per 1,000 population
  • Gross size includes ancillary facilities such as pavilions, car parking and spectator areas
Allotments 0.25 hectares per 1,000 population
  • Should have water supply and car parking
  • Preferably within 600 metres walking distance
Areas of Wildlife Interest 0.5 hectares 0.5 hectares at 1 kilometre intervalsOptimum 10 hectares at 1 kilometre intervals
  • Accessible semi-natural greenspace
  • Normally within or adjoining built-up areas
Sports Halls 4 badminton courts 1 per 20,000 population
  • May be provided as joint use facility with school
Swimming Pools 25 x 13 metres 1 per 30,000 population
  • May be provided as joint us facility with school
  1. These quantities will need to be greater in areas of high density family housing
  2. Active Zone: area for play equipment and other items
Footnote to Appendix L3
The emphasis of Policy L3 and the above standards is on meeting specific local recreation needs in a flexible manner, providing a wide range of quality facilities. It is not simply a matter of providing a fixed proportion of a proposed development site as open space. Open space may be required for reasons other than recreation - e.g. on aesthetic or nature conservation grounds; such areas generally have little recreation value and will not normally be counted towards recreation space provision.
It may sometimes be appropriate to require a financial contribution to improving facilities in the locality rather than requiring direct provision on site - e.g. where the latter is impractical or if the locality is well provided with recreation space but it is of low quality. If the locality has an existing deficiency in recreation space, a contribution will also be required towards overcoming this deficiency (see Policy PO1). Recreation space must be suitably landscaped, equipped and provided with funds towards future maintenance in accordance with Council specifications.
1. In assessing proposals for horse-related development, the Council will pay special attention to the following factors:
  (i) The impact on land of high agricultural or ecological value.
  (ii) The impact on the rural landscape and open countryside.
  (iii) The cumulative impact of horse-related development.
  (iv) The provision made for direct access to the bridleway network.
  (v) The need for adequate access, parking and vehicle turning facilities
  (vi) The proximity to existing and proposed residential development and the effect on the amenity of local dwellings.
  (vii) In the case of commercial facilities, the potential contribution that can be made to sustaining the rural economy.
2. A distinction is drawn between proposals for commercial riding stables and stables intended to meet the private recreational need of an individual. Planning permission will only be granted for horse-related development to meet private recreational needs on condition that livery or associated services will not be provided. Permission for livery or associated services will be restricted to locations and sites suitable for commercial riding stables.
3. Planning permission will be refused for new dwellings in association with horse-related development in the open countryside. Where residential accommodation is required, for security or other reasons, development proposals should either:
  (i) Make use of an existing dwelling, or
  (ii) Include the conversion of an existing, non-residential building
4. Stables, loose boxes, tack rooms, hard standing and other related buildings normally require planning permission. Proposals for such development will be approved if they are sited adjacent to existing buildings in order to minimise the visual intrusion of these structures.
1. Planning permission will normally be granted for childcare facilities at the workplace if all the following criteria can be satisfied:
  (i) The facility does not detract from the operational requirements of the employment use
  (ii) The facility does not detract from the operational requirements of neighbouring uses
  (iii) The location and premises are suitable in terms of the health and safety of children of children
  (iv) There is suitable access and parking provision
2. Planning permission will normally be refused for proposals which involve the siting of temporary buildings on the premises or the retention of temporary buildings previously required for other purposes. Exceptions may be made where a temporary building is required for a period not exceeding 12 months in cases where the employer can demonstrate that it is only required whilst satisfactory permanent accommodation arrangements are made.
3. In assessing proposals for childcare facilities elsewhere, the Council will pay special attention to the following factors:
  (i) The type of facility, its scale and the proposed method of operation
  (ii) The character of the surrounding area
  (iii) The detailed relationship with neighbouring properties
4. Car parking will normally be required to the following standards:
  (i) On-site
  (ii) A safe and convenient facility for dropping off and collecting children, on the premises or close to it. If this facility is located on the highway, it should be clear of sharp bends, junctions, residents parking reservations or areas where on-street parking is already heavy, prohibited or undesirable because of the narrow width of the highway.
5. Planning permission will not normally be required for childcare within a residential property if all of the following circumstances apply:
  (i) No more than 6 children are accommodated (in addition to the childminder's own children) within any 24 hour period.
  (ii) Only persons resident in the dwelling house are employed
  (iii) There is no external evidence of the use including advertisements
6. Planning permission will normally be granted for the change of use of part of a dwelling house to use by a childminder, playgroup or day nursery for up to 10 children if all the following criteria are satisfied:
  (i) The parking standards set out in paragraph 4 above
  (ii) Good separation between internal areas to be used and the living areas of adjacent dwellings
  (iii) Provision for outdoor children's play in cases where care is offered for children of 3 years and over, in a screened area away from the living areas of adjacent dwellings.
  (iv) The proposal would not result in a concentration of childcare or other non-residential uses in a primarily residential area
7. For the guidance of applicants, as well as the normal forms and statutory fee, planning applications should be accompanied by the following information:
  (i) Location plan (4 copies of an Ordnance Survey or street map with the property identified)
  (ii) Site plan (4 copies showing the property and neighbouring properties accurately plotted and the access and parking facilities marked)
  (iii) Floor plans (4 copies showing the proposed extent of use and facilities)
  (iv) The proposed maximum number of children of each age
  (v) The proposed number of staff
  (vi) The proposed hours of use
  (vii) The proposed method of operation (including any outdoor play, fencing, special arrangements for dropping off and collecting children)
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Private Housing
Social Housing
Specialist Housing
Commercial Retail
Commercial Offices
Commercial Workshop
Commercial (Other)
Open Space

Proposed Use

RS/6/SOC Chepstow Drive, Hexham Gardens, St Clements Drive         8  
RS/7/SOC N of Chepstow Drive and Wincanton Hill         8  
RS/114/SOC W of Mercers Drive                     ?  
RS/115/SOC Mercers Drive                     ?  
  BRADWELL COMMON                          
RS/2/COML N of H5 between Hampstead Gate and Wimbledon Place     5,7  
  COFFEE HALL                          
RS/11/SOC N of Lloyds, W of V7 Saxon Street         8(9)  
RS/17/SOC E of H4 Dansteed Way, W of Hendrix Drive     8  
  EMERSON VALLEY                          
RS/22/COML N of H8 Standing Way, between White Horse Drive and Bottesford Close       4,5,6  
RS/84/SOC W of V3 Fulmer Street, E of Rusland Circus       ?  
RS/125/SOC S of Bowland Drive, E of Tattenhoe St.       ?  
RS/126/SOC S of Bowland Drive, E of Tattenhoe St.       ?  
RS/127/SOC E of V2 Tattenhoe Street, adj Wenning Lane       ?  
RS/25/SOC N of Fishermead Boulevard between Pentewan Gate and Bossiney Place         8  
RS/27/SOC N of junction Penryn Avenue and Pencarrow Place         8  
RS/28/SOC N of Fishermead Boulevard between Newlyn Place and V8         8  
RS/29/SOC N of junction of Lynmouth Crescent and Dulverton Drive     3  
RS/30/SOC Off Loxbeare Drive, W end of lake     8 1
RS/31/SOC W of V6 Grafton Street., adj to Mosque             8(9)  
  GRANGE FARM                          
RS/109/SOC N of H5 Portway     ?  
RS/110/SOC N of H5 Portway     ?  
RS/36/SOC S of junction H1 Ridgeway and Ardwell Lane             8  
RS/37/COML Adj to local centre, between Ardwell Lane and V5 Great Monks Street           4,5,6  
RS/116/COML Glovers Lane / Gibsons Green             ?  
  KENTS HILL                          
RS/39/SOC S of H8 Standing Way and E of Tunbridge Grove         3  
RS/99/SOC W of V1 Snelshall Street, adj to local centre       ?  
RS/100/SOC N of H7 Chaffron Way       ?  
RS/42/SOC NE of Sikh Temple site, off V6 Grafton Street         8  
RS/44/SOC SE of Woughton Leisure Centre         8  
RS/45/SOC SW of Woughton Leisure Centre         8  
RS/47/SOC S of H5 Portway, N of Paynes Drive, adj to First School           8,9  
RS/48/SOC New Bradwell Road, between Paynes Drive and The Meadway           8  
  LOUGHTON LODGE                          
RS/46/SOC N of H5 Portway, W of Bradwell Road, E of Lodge Lane         8 2
RS/95/COML S of H5 Portway           7 (?)  
RS/96/SOC E of V2 Tattenhoe Street           ? 3
RS/87/SOC E of V10 Brickhill Street   ?  
RS/111/SOC E of Hensman Gate   ?  
RS/88/SOC N of H8 Standing Way           ?  
RS/123/SOC E of V10 Brickhill Street           ?  
RS/132/SOC S of Lindesfarne Drive           ?  
  MONKSTON PARK                          
RS/106/SOC S of H7 Chaffron Way   ?  
RS/107/SOC W of V10 Brickhill Street, adj to Health Centre   ? 4
  NEATH HILL                          
RS/51/SOC N of junction V8 Marlborough Street and Glazier Drive     8  
RS/118/COML Langlands / Barnfield Drive         ?  
RS/122/SOC W of V10 Brickhill Street           ?  
  OLD FARM PARK                          
RS/55/SOC S of H10 Bletcham Way, N of Britten Grove, W of Byrd Crescent         8,9  
  OXLEY PARK                          
RS/97/SOC NW of H6 Childs Way, adj to local centre         ?  
  SHENLEY BROOK END                          
RS/60/COML N of Bletchley Roadd, W of V3 Fulmer Street (in local centre)         8  
RS/61/SOC N of H7 Chaffron Way, E of Shenley Brook End Secondary School         8  
RS/62/SOC N of H7 Chaffron Way, E of Shenley Brook End Secondary School         3(8)  
  SHENLEY CHURCH END                          
RS/63/SOC W of H6 Childs Way junction and Fortescue Drive     8  
  SHENLEY LODGE                          
RS/66/SOC S of junction of Faraday Drive and H7 Chaffron Way     8(3)  
RS/131/COML Northcroft     ?  
RS/68/SOC NE junction of V8 Marlborough Street and Springfield Boulevard         8  
RS/70/COML Off H3 Monks Way, bounded by Campus and Soskin Drive                 8 5
RS/108/SOC W of V2 Tattenhoe Street, E of Langerstone Lane         ?  
RS/128/SOC E of V1 Snelshall Street, south of District Park         ?  
RS/129/SOC E of V1 Snelshall Street         ?  
RS/130/SOC E of V1 Snelshall Street, south of District Park         ?  
  TATTENHOE PARK                          
RS/104/SOC S of H7 Chaffron Way   ?  
RS/105/SOC W of V1 Snelshall Street., adj to local centre   ?  
  WALNUT TREE                          
RS/78/SOC S of Lichfield Down, W of Wadesmill Lane     8(5,9)  
RS/79/SOC N of H10 Bletcham Way between Hockcliffe Bray and Twyford Lane     8(3)  
RS/80/SOC Between Highgate Over and Birdlip Lane, S of H9 Groveway     10  
RS/81/SOC Between Hindhead Knoll and Fyfield Barrow, S of Local Centre     8  
RS/92/COML N of H10 Bletcham Way, W of Bourton Low     4,5,6  
  WALTON PARK                          
RS/76/SOC W of V10 Brickhill Street, E of Chase Avenue           3(9)  
  WAVENDON GATE                          
RS/72/SOC S of H9, top of Issacson Drive           3(8,9)  
RS/73/SOC E of V11 Tongwell Street, semi circle by Fyfield Barrow           8  
RS/74/SOC End of H10 Bletcham Way, between Byrd Crescent and Britten Grove           8(10)  
RS/102/SOC E of V12 Snelshall Street     ?  
RS/121/SOC S of H6 Childs Way, between Powis Lane and Stourhead Gate     ?  
1 MK/97/1279, Multiple Sclerosis treatment centre & parking
2 Permission for Girl Guides centre (MK/7(2)/033, MK/99//00650)
3 Allocated as a public house in land use plan for Medbourne
4 Permission for temporary car park, access road to new sales centre (MK/97/271)
5 Permission for Veterinary Surgery with one bedroom flat (MK/623/92), Health Centre (MK/136/94)
The Council encourages the inclusion of public art in the design of developments.
The Council adopted the policy of 'Percent for Art' in 1991. This policy encourages developers to allocate at least 1% of the capital costs of any new building, refurbishment and landscaping scheme towards the production of works of public art.
Public art constitutes any work of visual art or craft, designed or made by a professional artist or craftsperson, which enhances the public appearance of a development. It includes artwork that is integrated into the design of built or landscaped areas, from street furniture, lighting schemes and landscape designs to the internal detailing of a building, its furniture, flooring or even its crockery. The involvement of artists or craftspeople can range from the embellishment of standard items, such as door furniture or signage, to collaborative work with the project design team in which the results are collective and not identifiable with any individual.
High quality public art can make a positive contribution to the built environment by
  • providing new or refurbished buildings with a distinctive identity,
  • adding visual interest to the Borough,
  • making Milton Keynes a more attractive place to work and visit,
  • fostering a sense of place, and
  • promoting the cultural life and cultural profile of the Borough.
Developers and their agents are encouraged to discuss proposals at an early stage in the design process as this policy may result in the commissioning of artworks which are an intrinsic part of the scheme. The Council is happy to advise developers on the commissioning of public art to further its application within the Borough.
Contact for further information and advice
Marie Kirbyshaw, Senior Public Arts Officer
Milton Keynes Council, Learning and Development Directorate, Saxon Court, 502 Avebury Boulevard, MK9 3HS
tel: 01908 253227
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