January 2021 - Update
The latest stage is the consultation on the Further Main Modifications, which is open from 15 December 2020 until 9 February 2021. These are the second stage of Main Modifications and are different to the ones we consulted on in late 2019.
The most substantive change from the Main Modifications was the allocation of a new site near 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 is 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