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9 November 2017, 06:00
Residents in Milton Keynes get a chance to hold a magnifying glass to the council's plans for it's future over the next 6 weeks.
The authority's called its' blueprint "Plan MK" - and there's an exhibition about it in the Central Library today and tomorrow.
The council says following its approval at the MK Council meeting on 18 October, the authority says they are now consulting on the Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017.
The consultation period within which you may submit comments on the plan will be from 8 November until no later than 5.00pm on 20 December.
The council says:
"The consultation will focus on whether Plan:MK has been prepared in accordance with legal and procedural requirements and whether it meets the tests of soundness set out in national planning policy. The tests of soundness are whether Plan:MK is or has been:
Formal notification of the consultation will be sent to everyone on our consultation database via letter or email on or shortly before 8 November.
All comments which are submitted by 5pm on 20 December 2017 will be considered not by Milton Keynes Council but by the independent Planning Inspector appointed to examine the plan.
The Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017 document and other Proposed Submission documents which support the consultation will be made available for inspection throughout the duration of the consultation at MKC’s Civic Offices (temporary reception area) and MKC’s Saxon Court Offices as well the borough’s libraries (Central Library, Kingston, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Stony Stratford, Westcroft, Woburn Sands, Wolverton).
As part of the consultation process, Officers of the Council will be staffing an exhibition on the Proposed Submission Plan:MK in the Central Library in Central Milton Keynes from until tomorrow (Friday 10th of November).