The Public Inquiry is now underway and will be on each day from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm from Tuesday to Friday from now until Tuesday 25th May. We are investigating Live Streaming on YouTube, but in the meantime if you wish to view the sessions you should email the Planning Inspectorate case officer as below asking for consent and details to join the inquiry sessions.

Details below are from the formal notice about the Public Inquiry into the appeal against the refusal in November 2020 by Milton Keynes Council of the Salden Chase planning application 15/00619/FUL submitted in January 2015. If you submitted comments to Milton Keynes Council on the application you will probably get a letter with the same information.

You are able to attend the public inquiry which will be held online, using Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend you need to register in advance as below. As far as we know the public inquiry is not going to be live streamed but it may be. You have an opportunity to attend and make points or ask questions, whether or not you made comments before. However note the advice below registering and about not repeating what others may say.

Newton Longville Parish Council and West Bletchley Council are jointly "Rule 6" parties to the appeal and will be represented at the Public Inquiry by both a barrister and highways consultant.

On 11th May 2021 at 10:00 (Reserved for 9 days)

MKC Reference: 15/00619/FUL
Planning Inspectorate: APP/Y0435/W/20/3252528

APPEAL BY South West Milton Keynes Consortium

AGAINST REFUSAL FOR: Outline planning application for physical improvements to the Bottledump roundabouts and a new access onto the A421 (priority left in only) to accommodate the development of land in Aylesbury Vale District reference 15/00314/AOP (for Outline planning application with all matters reserved except for access for a mixed-use sustainable urban extension on land to the south west of Milton Keynes to provide up to 1,855 mixed tenure dwellings; an employment area (B1); a neighbourhood centre including retail (A1/A2/A3/A4/A5), community (D1/D2) and residential (C3) uses; a primary and a secondary school; a grid road reserve; multi-functional green space; a sustainable drainage system; and associated access, drainage and public transport infrastructure - EIA development).
AT: Land at Buckingham Road, Tattenhoe Roundabout, Standing Way To Bottle Dump Roundabout, Milton Keynes

[Note: Newton Longville Parish Council and West Bletchley Council do not wholly agree with the above description or location, as identical applications were submitted to both Milton Keynes Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council (now Buckinghamshire Council) in January 2015, so the same description should be being used for both applications. This has been made clear in a submission to the Planning Inspector.]

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold a public inquiry on the date and opening time shown above to decide the appeal. The public inquiry will be held as a virtual event run by an Inspector in the normal way, but with the parties invited to join via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

Core documents relating to the appeal can be viewed on the Milton Keynes Council website.

The final appeal decision will be uploaded to Milton Keynes Council website under reference 15/00619/FULThe decision will also be published on the Planning Inspectorate website.

Attending the Public Inquiry

Anyone wishing to attend the inquiry must make that interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer as soon as possible prior to the inquiry either by email or telephone message after reading the Inquiry Attendance Information set out below.

Before deciding whether to take an active part in the Public Inquiry, you need to think carefully about the points you wish to make. All written submissions from application and appeal stage will be taken into account by the Inspector. Re-stating the same points won’t add any additional weight to them.

If you feel that taking part in the Public Inquiry is right for you in whatever capacity, you can participate in a number of ways: To take part using video, participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser). Further information is available on the Microsoft website.

Alternatively you can take part by telephone. Calls would be to an 020 number which will incur charges. You should check actual rates with your provider. more details on website

If you just wish to attend the event, you should make that clear in your response to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer as soon as possible.

If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make clear in your response to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer whether you wish only to appear at the public inquiry and make a statement or whether you would also wish to ask questions on particular topics.

If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.

Registered participants, in whatever capacity, will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support, whether joining by Teams or telephone. You should note that the event may be recorded by the Planning Inspectorate for training and quality assurance purposes.

Please access the virtual public inquiry from 09:30. This gives time for the Case Officer to admit everyone to the event. Parties are requested to access the event in good time to allow it to open at 10:00.

The Planning Inspectorate Case Officer contact details are set out below:
Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/Y0435/W/20/3252528
Case Officer contact: Alison Dyson
Telephone: 0303 444 5403

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