Current status of NPPF
Decentralisation minister Greg Clark has said that the government intends to publish the final version of its NPPF 'well ahead' of April 2012.
A 12-week consultation on the draft NPPF closed in October, with the National Trust – one of the most vocal critics of the proposals – handing over a petition containing more than 200,000 signatures.
Housing minister Grant Shapps has ruled out holding a second consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Our analysis of the NPPF and its impact on DCP
We initially carried out a series of searches on the DCP manual to ascertain where a Planning Policy Guidance note or a Planning Policy Statement was mentioned. We did this as these documents are to be cancelled by the proposed NPPF. We also worked out the percentage of a particular section that would be impacted by the introduction of the NPPF. The results of this analysis can be accessed here.
We then linked the soon to be cancelled PPS/PPG documents to both where their contents are covered in the NPPF and the main DCP section which covers the contents of the cancelled PPG/PPS. The results of this analysis can be accessed here.
Finally we carried out a detailed analysis of the sections of the proposed NPPF and noted the main DCP sections which would be impacted. The results of this analysis can be accessed here.