Woughton Community Neighbourhood Plan


Quick links:
To view a snapshot of the WCNP policies click here
To view the WCNP policy summary document click here
To view the full WCNP submission document click here
To view the Independent Examiner’s report click here

What is neighbourhood planning?
Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure they get the right types of development for their community.

What is the neighbourhood plan for?
The Woughton Community Neighbourhood Plan (WCNP) aims to allow local communities to take responsibility for guiding development in their area. The WCNP gives local people a say over how Woughton gets developed in the future to ensure areas that are important to residents are protected.

Who created the Woughton Community neighbourhood plan?
The WCNP Steering Group was formed in June 2015 and was made up of Parish Councillors, Woughton residents and other local stakeholders that together combined their local knowledge and skills to guide the development of the Neighbourhood Plan. Their efforts in promoting the importance of the Neighbourhood Plan were key in its formation.

What happens next?
The plan was submitted to Milton Keynes Council and then passed to an independent examiner for approval. With a few minor amendments, the plan was approved. The residents of Woughton now need to decide if they want Milton Keynes Council to use the WCNP to help decide future planning applications. This happens by voting at the referendum which will be held in local community centres around Woughton on Thursday 19th October 2017.

The question that you will be asked when you go to vote at the referendum on the 19th October will be:

Do you want Milton Keynes Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Woughton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?