IMPORTANT: The government updates the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (February 2019) …

[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.
]

The government has published the following updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 19/02/2019:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

  • February 2019: National Planning Policy Framework (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The "Collection" [of documents] page (link) for the July 2018 and February 2019 updates to the NPPF includes the following information:
    - "The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published the revised National Planning Policy Framework on 24 July 2018.".
    - "This was the first revision of the National Planning Policy Framework since 2012. It implemented 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.".
    - "Following a technical consultation on updates to national planning policy, we have made very minor changes to the text and published an updated Framework on 19 February 2019.".
  • Note: The above "Collection" page also includes the following documents:
    - "Government response to the consultation on the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework".
    - "Revised 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 needs assessments" (note: this guidance was updated on 20/02/2019).
  • The webpage (link) for the NPPF includes the following information about the above amendments made in February 2019:
    - "The revised National Planning Policy Framework was updated on 19 February 2019 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, and revised in July 2018.".
  • Note: For previous versions of the above webpage, please view this timeline (link) on The National Archives website.

Other Sources of Information:

  • October 2018: Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2019: Government response to the technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.