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10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a senior Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government civil servant has said that the government hopes to consult on the new revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) by the end of March.

What the government's green plan could mean for planners

What the government's green plan could mean for planners

A new national strategy for the environment could bring benefits as long as careful attention is given to detailed arrangements for putting it into practice, conservation experts are warning.

Framework review is crying out for resolution, by Bryan Johnston

Framework review is crying out for resolution, by Bryan Johnston

Easter falls early this year, which will be some small consolation to those in the sector eagerly awaiting the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

NPPF revisions will propose stronger music venue protection

NPPF revisions will propose stronger music venue protection

The government has confirmed that the long-awaited revised draft of the National Planning Policy framework (NPPF) will be 'clarified' to include 'detailed reference' to a planning principle intended to protect night-time music venues.

NPPG In Depth & Comment

Go west to see the future of local plans, by Catriona Riddell

Go west to see the future of local plans, by Catriona Riddell

The West of England's draft spatial plan points the way ahead for local authorities considering joint plans.

2018 policy and legislation preview

2018 policy and legislation preview

2018 looks set to see further changes to the planning system after a busy autumn of announcements, says David Dewar.

Legal review 2017 - Ten 2017 court rulings you need to know

Legal review 2017 - Ten 2017 court rulings you need to know

Lawyers highlight the legal decisions from the past 12 months that carry the biggest implications for planning.

What the government's industrial strategy means for planners

What the government's industrial strategy means for planners

The government's new industrial strategy emphasises the importance of housing delivery in boosting economic growth and backs strategic planning by groups of councils.


Policy Briefings

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about the 'agent of change' principle

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about the 'agent of change' principle

A principle aiming to protect night-time venues is set to receive greater emphasis in planning, says Michael Dempsey.

Policy Summary: A reminder to planners to stay up-to-date with security risks when preparing policies

Policy Summary: A reminder to planners to stay up-to-date with security risks when preparing policies

Policy: Chief planner's letter about security and planning.

Policy Briefing: What does the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling mean for you?

Policy Briefing: What does the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling mean for you?

This landmark judgement should not be viewed by councils as a way to resist housing applications, says Simon Coop.

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