The inaugural meeting of
the Bow Brickhill Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee convened by the
Bow Brickhill Parish Council was held on 29 November 2012 and a village meeting
took place in April 2013 at the Pavilion with the aim of producing a
Neighbourhood Plan for Bow Brickhill.
A brief outline of the policies within this draft are contained in the Bow Brickhill Neighbourhood Plan Consultation leaflet
The date by which comments were to be received on the Bow Brickhill Neighbourhood Development Plan was 4th April 2016.
After the consultation period,
comments received were considered by the Working Party. Among the comments was a
proposal for 36 dwellings in open countryside on a site named by the potential
developers as Tilbrook Pastures and large scale housing development between the
railway, Bow Brickhill and Woburn Sands.
Two planning applications within the Neighbourhood Plan area were subsequently submitted; at Rectory Farm for five dwellings and at Tilbrook Pastures. These were both approved by Milton Keynes Council in the light of its deficit of deliverable five year housing land supply.
The Working Group examined the draft Neighbourhood Plan and concluded that, in the light of these changes, much of the plan would have to be rewritten. Neither the planning consultants nor Milton Keynes Council could advise whether a further community consultation would then be required. The likelihood of the amended plan being approved at referendum was in any case slim.
Furthermore it was likely that by the time the plan had advanced further, yet more sites would be brought forward, taking advantage of the lack of a deliverable five year housing land supply. Milton Keynes would be bound to approve them.
The last meeting of the Working
Group in November 2016 concluded "that it is impossible to continue with
the Bow Brickhill Neighbourhood Plan as it would be subject to constant
amendment (site by site) to the point where it could never be `made’."
The majority of the members resigned.
Thedraft Plan:MK, now published, proposes a greenfield employment site (South Caldecotte) within the Bow Brickhill Neighbourhood plan area, bounded by Brickhill Street, the railway and the A5. A large urban extension again on greenfield land (South East Growth Area) between the village, the railway and Woburn Sands, is indicated as housing. Both proposals conflict with the contents of the draft Neighbourhood Plan.
The Bow Brickhill Parish
Council, at its March 2017 meeting, agreed that the Neighbourhood Plan was to be
stalled until Milton Keynes Council's five year deliverable housing land supply
quota was fulfilled.
April 2013 Village Meeting
21 November 2013
16 December 2013
7 January 2014
4 February 2014
11 March 2014
15 April 2014
15 May 2014
11 August 2014
2 October 2014
4 November 2014
4 December 2014
2 February 2015
19 January 2016
1 June 2016
19 September 2016
4 November 2016