The latest stage is the consultation on the Further Main Modifications, which is open from 15 December 2020 until 9 February 2021. Please visit the Further Main Modifications consultation page for more details. These are a second stage of Main Modifications and are different to the ones we consulted on in late 2019.
Following completion of the examination hearings and the publication of the Inspector’s Interim Findings in 2018, the council prepared and consulted on a set of Main Modifications in 2019. The consultation on the proposed Main Modifications to the VALP ran from 5 November until 17 December 2019. Please visit the Main Modifications 2019 page for more details.
The most substantive change from the Main Modifications was the allocation of a new site in close proximity to Milton Keynes to fulfil the Inspector’s requirement for new housing allocations in that area. Various pieces of key evidence were commissioned to determine which was the most suitable site to allocate in the VALP.
It's intended that the plan will be adopted as soon as possible during 2021, but the timeline will be dependent on how long the Inspector needs to consider the Further Main Modifications representations and whether he chooses to hold more public hearing sessions prior to producing his final, binding report. The Inspector has set out in his Discussion Document D8 that he is minded to hold further hearing sessions. He will confirm this after the consultation and then provide final details for the hearings, which will be held before he proceeds to writing his final Inspector’s Report.