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 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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Revised Planning Practice Guidance: five changes you need to know

Revised Planning Practice Guidance: five changes you need to know

Revised Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) on assessing housing and economic need was published by the government earlier this week. Here are five key changes you need to know.

Revised national guidance clarifies how councils can diverge from standard housing need method

Revised national guidance clarifies how councils can diverge from standard housing need method

Revised Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) on assessing housing and economic need published by the government yesterday clarifies how councils can diverge from the standard housing need method and includes a new section on employment land.

Non-major housing sites with outline consent are in principle 'deliverable', say NPPF revisions

Non-major housing sites with outline consent are in principle 'deliverable', say NPPF revisions

Housing sites which do not involve major development and have outline permission should "in principle" be considered to be "deliverable", according to a definition included in revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework published yesterday.

The councils that are being sanctioned under the new housing delivery test

The councils that are being sanctioned under the new housing delivery test

One third of local authorities face a sanction under the government's new housing delivery test this year but none face the most severe penalty, according to the test's first ever results, just published.

Draft guidance published to help development corporations CPO land

Draft guidance published to help development corporations CPO land

BUDGET 2018: Ministers may sign off compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to help deliver new towns where proposals are not 'fully worked up', according to draft guidance on the use of such powers by development corporations.

Planners should ignore latest household projections when using standard method, MHCLG proposes

Planners should ignore latest household projections when using standard method, MHCLG proposes

Planners should ignore the latest household growth projections when assessing their housing need and instead use the figures published two years ago, the government has announced in its much-anticipated proposed changes to its new standard method.

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