How NPPF changes will give developers more control in drawing up new local design codes

A large part of the changes to the National Planning Policy Framework published at the end of last month were designed to help embed the government’s “beauty agenda” for new-build housing into the planning system. Commentators say changes to the text around the production of design codes will make it easier for the private sector to play a key role in this process.

by By Ben Kochan
Poundbury in Dorset was built in line with a design code (photograph: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
Poundbury in Dorset was built in line with a design code (photograph: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

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