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Briefing: How the NPPF revisions change the system

Briefing: How the NPPF revisions change the system

Planning's essential briefing on the key changes in the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

How the NPPF revisions would change the system, Part 5: the presumption in favour of sustainable development

How the NPPF revisions would change the system, Part 5: the presumption in favour of sustainable development

In the latest of a series of briefings on the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), we look at the updated presumption in favour of sustainable development and examine responses from the sector.

Government pledges 'strengthened' planning guidance to boost social housing

Government pledges 'strengthened' planning guidance to boost social housing

The government is to 'strengthen' planning guidance to encourage new affordable homes 'to be designed to the same high quality as other tenures and well integrated within developments', according to its social housing green paper, published today.

How the NPPF revisions would change the system, Part 3: design quality

How the NPPF revisions would change the system, Part 3: design quality

In the latest of a series of briefings on the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), we look at its policies on design standards and examine responses from key sector organisations.

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Legal Viewpoint: Framework opens the door for entry-level exceptions

Legal Viewpoint: Framework opens the door for entry-level exceptions

The recently revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) introduces the new concept of 'entry-level exception sites' into planning.

How dispute between minister and mayor could affect London strategy

How dispute between minister and mayor could affect London strategy

The housing secretary's forceful criticism of the emerging London Plan may delay the draft strategy's progress, observers fear.

Why sector remains worried by new NPPF's reduced focus on employment

Why sector remains worried by new NPPF's reduced focus on employment

While new policy support for the logistics sector has been welcomed, economic development observers are concerned that employment objectives have been diluted in last month's revised National Planning Policy Framework.

How NPPF viability changes put councils in a stronger position

How NPPF viability changes put councils in a stronger position

Changes to national planning policy on viability assessments are likely to turn up the heat on applicants and strengthen the hand of local authorities, say observers.


Policy Briefings

Policy Briefing: What will be the impact of Court of Appeal ruling on 'isolated homes'?

Policy Briefing: What will be the impact of Court of Appeal ruling on 'isolated homes'?

A judge has clarified when a proposed home should be seen as too remote, writes Lachlan Robertson.

Policy Summary: Draft Planning Practice Guidance on Viability

Policy Summary: Draft Planning Practice Guidance on Viability

The government has published guidance providing further details on viability assessments following last year's proposals to speed up the process by dropping the need for an assessment under certain circumstances.

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about the 'agent of change' principle

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about the 'agent of change' principle

A principle aiming to protect night-time venues is set to receive greater emphasis in planning, says Michael Dempsey.

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