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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Only 2% of councils say their affordable housing targets are consistently met, TCPA reports

Only 2% of councils say their affordable housing targets are consistently met, TCPA reports

Only two per cent of councils report that developments in their area meet their local plan affordable housing targets all of the time, according to a new report by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).

New approach to viability will 'suppress land market', planning lawyer tells conference

New approach to viability will 'suppress land market', planning lawyer tells conference

The government's latest changes to its viability assessment guidance will have the effect of 'suppressing the land market', the Planning for Housing conference was told yesterday.

New projections give 'overnight' housing land supply boost to councils with out-of-date plans, say consultants

New projections give 'overnight' housing land supply boost to councils with out-of-date plans, say consultants

New household projections that project a much lower rate of growth than previously expected has meant some authorities without an up-to-date local plan now meet the required five-year housing land supply, consultants have said.

Why annual reports to fix housing land supply may have limited appeal

Why annual reports to fix housing land supply may have limited appeal

A new procedure aimed at reducing arguments over housing land supply pipelines will see limited take-up and need time to produce results, experts predict.

Local Plan Watch: Five key ways updated national guidance impacts on local plans

Local Plan Watch: Five key ways updated national guidance impacts on local plans

Last week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published an updated version of its Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) with a new section on plan-making. It includes guidance on how councils should go about meeting new requirements for cross-boundary working on strategic issues introduced by the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Councils seeking five-year housing land supply confirmation to undergo three-month assessment

Councils seeking five-year housing land supply confirmation to undergo three-month assessment

Councils wanting to have their five-year housing land supply confirmed in an annual statement will have to undergo a two-stage, three-month assessment by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), new planning guidance reveals.

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