Updated Planning Practice Guidance (PPG)

Latest news and analysis on the new sections of the government's Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). 

Six things you need to know about new planning practice guidance

Six things you need to know about new sections of the government's Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) that were published last week.

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Eutrophication of pond as a result of run off of nitrate fertiliser from the surrounding fields, Sutton, Suffolk, England (Picture: Getty)

Government announces new nitrate mitigation scheme and guidance update to unblock housing consents

A new nutrient mitigation scheme and a promise of updated planning guidance has been announced by the government in an effort to offset the impact of Natural England’s 'nitrate neutrality' advice which has brought permissions for housing projects to a standstill in much of the country.

High Court: Judgement in October prompted PPG change

Home business planning guidance updated in wake of High Court judgement

The government has deleted a paragraph in one of its planning practice guidance (PPG) documents in the wake of a High Court judgment which backed a council's decision requiring a householder to seek planning permission for running his business from home.

A visualisation of the proposed scheme (Pic: Taylor Wimpey North Thames)

How the dismissal of a big housing appeal underlines the growing weight decision-makers should give to design matters

An appeal decision where an inspector dismissed a major housing appeal on design grounds, despite the authority lacking the required five-year housing land supply, is likely to see decision-makers emboldened to refuse unsuitable schemes on such matters, say practitioners.

A new housing estate. Pic: M J Richardson / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

New guidance waters down NPPF's '30-year vision' requirement for large new settlements

Local authorities proposing large-scale development in their local plans have been advised in new government guidance that they will only need to produce a 30-year vision document where the timescale of the development is three decades or longer and where most homes will be delivered “well beyond” the plan period.

New 'fast track' route for public service building applications to come into effect from 1 August

A requirement for applications for school, hospital and prison buildings to be determined in ten weeks rather than 13 will come into effect on 1 August alongside new fire safety planning measures, freshly-published regulations have revealed.

New First Homes planning guidance says councils are 'encouraged' to prioritise key workers

Councils are "encouraged" to prioritise key workers when establishing locally set eligibility tests for the government's new discounted First Homes, and authorities will be able to adjust the price cap on the initial sale of a First Home under certain circumstances, new planning guidance has revealed.

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