IMPORTANT: The government updates the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (February 2019, as amended in June 2019) …

[UPDATE: For subsequent updates to the NPPF in July 2021, please view this post.]

The government has published the following updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 19/06/2019:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

  • February 2019, as amended in June 2019: National Planning Policy Framework (pdf) (link).
  • Note: The above version of the NPPF is still dated "February 2019", albeit that it now includes amendments made in June 2019.


  • The webpage (link) for the NPPF includes the following information about the above amendments made in June 2019:
    - "On 23 May 2019 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government issued a Written Ministerial Statement to remove paragraph 209a from the revised National Planning Policy Framework following a legal judgement. To this effect, the paragraph has been removed, and a correction slip has been inserted at the end of the document.".
  • Note: The transcript for the above High Court judgment is available as a free-to-view transcript on the website (link).

Other Sources of Information:

  • May 2019: Written statement to Parliament by James Brokenshire MP (link).