Neighbourhood Plan Refresh


What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

It is a planning document that sets out local policies for the future development for the whole of Walton Parish. It holds considerable weight when planners, developers and Councillors make decisions about planning applications that impact the area.

What is the Walton Neighbourhood Plan area?

The area covers Browns Wood, Caldecotte, Old Farm Park, Tilbrook, Towergate, Walnut Tree, Walton, Walton Hall, Walton Manor, Walton Park, and Wavendon Gate.

Why is the Plan being refreshed?

Since adoption in 2017, development land in the Plan area has been built out and building of large areas around the edge of our Parish, such as Church Farm and South East Milton Keynes is almost upon us. Add to this planning decisions made about Hindhead Knoll, it was clear the Plan needed to be updated. The Plan will cover the period from 2021 to 2031.

What are the main issues?

Walton is growing, both in population and new development, and pressure from development on our borders is increasing.


We would like to thank all those who responded to our refreshed Neighbourhood Plan consultation.

We have reviewed the responses and made changes to the plan where appropriate.

The Plan has now been submitted to Milton Keynes Council and will be consulted on between March 4 and April 15 2022.

The Plan and related documentation can be seen by clicking the links below and on MKC's website at Neighbourhood Planning - Milton Keynes Council (

Please send your comments on the submitted Modifications to the Walton Neighbourhood Plan before 5pm on Friday 15 April 2022 by email to: or in writing to: UDLA, Milton Keynes Council, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ.
Please be aware that all comments that received will be publicly available and may be included on the MKC website. 

What happens next?
The Neighbourhood Plan Examiner will assess whether or not the Plan meets certain basic conditions and will decide if a referendum is required.
Milton Keynes Council is expected to adopt the Plan in June 2022.