MHCLG publishes series of updates to Planning Practice Guidance

New and updated guidance on plan-making and assessing housing need has been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) as part of a series of changes to its Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

New guidance published: the MHCLG offices in central London
New guidance published: the MHCLG offices in central London

Completely new guidance has been added on build to rent and plan-making.

Meanwhile, guidance has been updated for housing need assessment, housing and economic land availability assessment, local plans and neighbourhood planning.

The PPG updates come after the publication of the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in July, which promised a plethora of changes to national guidance to reflect the new policies.

At the time, the MHCLG had only updated the PPG on viability assessments.

Coverage of new guidance on housing needs assessments can be found here.

Coverage of new guidance on plan-making can be found here.

Coverage of new guidance on the housing delivery test can be found here.

Coverage of new guidance on build to rent can be found here.

Coverage of new guidance on neighbourhood planning can be found here.


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