Crest held its public consultation on plans for Shenley Park, speaking to residents and stakeholders in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
Crest has submitted an outline planning application for the proposals to Buckinghamshire Council, as well as an access application to Milton Keynes City Council.What is an Outline Application?
An Outline Application establishes the principle of development and must include enough information for the planning authority to effectively evaluate the plans presented. However, opposed to a full planning application, it does not contain comprehensive information on matters such as exact layouts, housing unit mix, as well as more detailed information on infrastructure provision and contributions.
Our application is currently at this stage. The next stage will be Reserved Matters, should we receive outline consent.
Summer / Autumn
Buckinghamshire launched consultation on the Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) which is now live and you can find here: https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/shenley-park-spd/
SPD anticipated for adoption by Buckinghamshire CouncilWhat does this mean?
Once the SPD has been consulted on with the public, feedback will be taken into account and any revisions will be made. Once Buckinghamshire adopts the SPD, a number of conditions may be placed on the site. It will be Crest’s job to ensure that the current submitted application aligns with these conditions. As such, it is possible that revisions may have to be made to the submitted application which may result in further public consultation.
Outline planning consent decision. Following adoption of the SPD, we would expect our applications to go to planning committee in Spring 2024 at the earliest.What does this mean?
Once the SPD has been consulted on with the public, feedback will be taken into account and any revisions will be made. Once Buckinghamshire adopts the SPD, a number of conditions may be placed on the site. It will be Crest’s job to ensure that the current submitted application aligns with these conditions. As such, it is possible that revisions may have to be made to the submitted application which may result in further public consultation
Phase 1 design and Reserved Matters application submitted & infrastructure works to commence.What is a Reserved Matters application?
A Reserved Matters application is the final stage of the planning process following outline consent and facilitates the granting of planning permission. It is at this stage that more detail is provided. This can include aspects of appearance and design, means of access, full landscaping provision, building layout and scale.
Crest appreciates that many residents are keen to understand details including healthcare provision, exact site layouts and details of the complete offering of the local centre. It is at this point that these details will be provided and there will be further opportunities for public consultation at this stage.
Phase 1 planning decision. This is the earliest anticipated time for the granting of full planning permission.
Phase 1 construction commencesWhat will this include?
Initial construction works would commence on the 50 units and associated infrastructure required to meet the 2025 target set within the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan. The exact location of this parcel is to be determined, however, we anticipate that it will be towards the south of the site.
Policy compliant high-quality development delivered within the Local Plan period addressing the Council’s housing need
Minimum of 25% affordable housing to provide for residents with local connections in need of housing
Significant local investment, helping drive the area’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic
The delivery of an allocated Site, found sound by the Local Plan inspector, will see a reasonable and well-placed allocation delivered, relieving the risk of speculative applications at less desirable sites
Several proposed amenities – new sports facilities, open space, and local centre – will add further value to Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes
Subject to securing the necessary planning permissions and in advance of any construction works taking place, a Construction Management Plan (CEMP) will be developed in liaison with both councils to mitigate any potential impacts associated with the construction process. The CEMP will include detailed information on areas such as construction vehicle movements and site working hours. This application is a cross-boundary proposal so the planning application will be submitted to Buckinghamshire Council and Milton Keynes City Council.