IMPORTANT: The government updates the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (July 2018) …

[NOTE: For other updates to the NPPF, please view the following posts:
- This (pdf) for the March 2012 NPPF.
- This post for the July 2018 updates.
- This post for the February 2019 updates.
- This post for the June 2019 updates.
- This post for the July 2021 updates.
- This post for the September 2023 updates.
- This post for the December 2023 updates.]

The government has published the following updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 24/07/2018:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

  • July 2018: National Planning Policy Framework (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The "Collection" [of documents] page (link) for the July 2018 updates to the NPPF includes the following information:
    - "Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is publishing the revised National Planning Policy Framework. This is the first revision of the National Planning Policy Framework since 2012. It implements around 85 reforms announced previously through the Housing White Paper, the planning for the right homes in the right places consultation and the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework consultation.".
  • Note: The above "Collection" page also includes the following documents:
    - "Government response to the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework consultation".
    - "National Planning Policy Framework - Equality Impact Assessment".
    - "Housing Delivery Test Measurement Rule Book".
    - Updated planning practice guidance: "Viability".
    - Updated planning practice guidance: "Housing and economic development needs assessments".
  • Note: As a result of these updates, the paragraphs within the NPPF have been renumbered.  For example, the previous paragraph "55" of the NPPF corresponds to the current paragraphs "78" and "79" of the NPPF.
  • The webpage (link) for the NPPF includes the following information about the above amendments made in July 2018:
    - "The revised National Planning Policy Framework was published on 24 July 2018 and sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.".
    - "This revised Framework replaces the previous National Planning Policy Framework published in March 2012.".
  • Note: For previous versions of the above webpage, please view this timeline (link) on The National Archives website

Other Sources of Information:

  • February 2017: Fixing our broken housing market - White Paper (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • September 2017: Planning for the right homes in the right places - consultation proposals (pdf) (link).
  • March 2018: Government response to the housing White Paper consultation - Fixing our broken housing market (March 2018) (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2018: Government response to the Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2018: National Planning Policy Framework - Consultation proposals (pdf) (link)
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2018: Government response to the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework consultation (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.