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

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

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.

Housing ministry reveals the 14 councils to pilot new local design codes

Housing ministry reveals the 14 councils to pilot new local design codes

Fourteen councils across England have each been given £50,000 to develop new local design codes as part of a pilot scheme to test the initiative, the housing ministry has just announced.

Permission to remove unlisted statues only needed for those at least ten years old, new guidance reiterates

Permission to remove unlisted statues only needed for those at least ten years old, new guidance reiterates

New rules requiring planning permission for the removal of unlisted statues, memorials or monuments only applies to structures at least ten years old, new government guidance reiterates.

Revised planning guidance strengthens requirements for councils to take heed of self-build demand

Revised planning guidance strengthens requirements for councils to take heed of self-build demand

Measures to strengthen requirements for councils to take into account local demand for self- and custom-built homes when preparing local plans or making decisions have been included in a wide-ranging update to the government's self build planning guidance.

Updated: Nine things you need to know about the government's changes to local housing need assessment

Updated: Nine things you need to know about the government's changes to local housing need assessment

The government has finally responded to its controversial consultation on its proposed changes to the so-called standard method for calculating housing need. Here are nine key points about the new methodology.

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