Neighbourhood Plans are required to be legally compliant with and take account of wider planning policy considerations (e.g. national policy). Planning guidance can be viewed on the Planning Practice Guidance website.

These conditions are:

  • they must have regard to national planning policy
  • they must be in general conformity with strategic policies in the development plan for the local area (i.e. Milton Keynes Council Core Strategy)
  • they must be compatible with EU obligations and human rights requirements.

Specific policies and evidence considered are: