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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Six key changes in the March revisions to national planning guidance

Six key changes in the March revisions to national planning guidance

Last month, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published a series of updates to its Planning Practice Guidance (PPG), including changes to the sections on plan-making, determining a planning application, planning obligations, the community infrastructure levy (CIL) and climate change.

Councils should assess evidence of unimplemented earlier consents when considering new homes, says fresh guidance

Councils should assess evidence of unimplemented earlier consents when considering new homes, says fresh guidance

Councils should assess why previous consents for major new housing schemes failed to start when considering planning applications on the same site, new national guidance states, including looking at "evidence" as to why the earlier permission was not implemented.

MHCLG tenders for 'visual design manual' to support revised PPG

MHCLG tenders for 'visual design manual' to support revised PPG

The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is tendering a £50,000 contract to develop a "visual design manual" to support a "revised suite" of national Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) on design.

New set of guidance updates allow councils to pool CIL receipts across boundaries

New set of guidance updates allow councils to pool CIL receipts across boundaries

Measures allowing groups of charging authorities to pool their community infrastructure levies (CIL) for "strategic infrastructure projects that have cross-boundary benefits" are among a series of changes that have been introduced in revised Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

New employment need guidance could be complicated by standard method impact, consultant warns

New employment need guidance could be complicated by standard method impact, consultant warns

Updated government planning guidance provides new advice on how councils should gather data to help plan for business requirements, but a consultant has warned that such assessments may be complicated by the need to plan for much higher housing targets under the new standard method.

Manchester mayor slams 'dishonest' Malthouse comments on councils' housing need flexibilities

Manchester mayor slams 'dishonest' Malthouse comments on councils' housing need flexibilities

The mayor of Greater Manchester has accused the housing minister Kit Malthouse of giving an "unfair and dishonest" account of the degree of flexibility that councils have to deviate from the government's new standard method of assessing housing need, claiming the minister's view does not reflect current government policy.

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