IMPORTANT: The government updates the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (July 2021) …

[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 20/07/2021:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

  • July 2021: National Planning Policy Framework (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The webpage (link) for the NPPF includes the following information about the above amendments made in July 2021:
    - "The National Planning Policy Framework was revised on 20 July 2021 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, revised in July 2018 and updated in February 2019.".
    - "The online searchable version of the revised National Planning Policy Framework [(link)] is also available.".
    - "The planning practice guidance [(link)] to support the framework is published online.".
  • Note: For previous versions of the above webpage, please view this timeline (link) on The National Archives website.

Other Sources of Information:

  • January 2021: Government press release - "All new developments must meet local standards of beauty, quality and design under new rules" (link).
  • January 2021: National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code - consultation proposals (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2021: Government response to the National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code - consultation proposals (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2021: Government press release - "Vision for building beautiful places set out at landmark design event" (link).