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

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

Updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

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

Notes:

  • The "Collection" [of documents] page (link) relating to the updated version of 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.

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.