IMPORTANT: The government updates the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (September 2023) …

[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 05/09/2023:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

  • September 2023: National Planning Policy Framework (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The webpage (link) for the NPPF includes the following information about the above amendments made in September 2023:
    - "The National Planning Policy Framework was updated on 5 September 2023 and sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.".
    - "On 5 September 2023 the Secretary of State for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities issued a written ministerial statement to update policy on planning for onshore wind development in England [(link)]. Our formal response to the other wider proposals in the consultation will also be published later this autumn.".
    - "This revised Framework replaces the previous National Planning Policy Framework published in March 2012, revised in July 2018, updated in February 2019 and revised in July 2021.".
    - "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:

  • December 2022: Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - reforms to national planning policy (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • September 2023: Onshore wind national planning policy reform - government response (September 2023) (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • September 2023: Written statement to Parliament by Michael Gove MP (link).