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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New neighbourhood planning guidance advises on engagement during the pandemic

New neighbourhood planning guidance advises on engagement during the pandemic

Neighbourhood planning bodies may need to use "more targeted" consultation methods such as telephone or writing as well as online tools to fully engage with all sections of the community during the Covid-19 pandemic, new guidance advises.

Minimum application consultation time periods increased in Covid-19 guidance update

Minimum application consultation time periods increased in Covid-19 guidance update

The minimum time period given by councils for residents to make representations on planning applications in their areas has been temporarily increased from two to three weeks, according to updated Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

Councils 'encouraged' to review statements of community involvement to address pandemic restrictions

Councils 'encouraged' to review statements of community involvement to address pandemic restrictions

Local authorities are being "encouraged to undertake an immediate review and update" of policies in their statements of community involvement (SCIs) to take account of restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, according to updated planning guidance.

Neighbourhood Watch: Guidance updated in light of coronavirus pandemic

Neighbourhood Watch: Guidance updated in light of coronavirus pandemic

News of changes to national guidance on neighbourhood planning in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the postponement of all plan referendums in the next year, features in this week's Neighbourhood Watch round-up.

Coronavirus: Pre-referendum neighbourhood plans to be given ‘significant weight’

Coronavirus: Pre-referendum neighbourhood plans to be given ‘significant weight’

Draft neighbourhood plans can be given "significant weight" in planning decisions if referendums have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, updated government planning guidance has advised.

Revised guidance encourages councils to focus on improving air quality

Revised guidance encourages councils to focus on improving air quality

Local authorities should seek opportunities to actively improve air quality through plan-making and development management decisions, according to updated Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

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