Revised National Planning Policy Framework published

New rules issued following public consulatation

New planning rules have been published by Secretary of State the Rt Hon Mr James Brokenshire MP on behalf of HM Government. 

The new rules will  make it easier for councils to challenge poor quality and unattractive development, and give communities a greater voice about how developments should look and feel.

The revised National Planning Policy Framework follows a public consultation launched by the Prime Minister earlier this year to provide a comprehensive approach for planners, developers and councils to build more homes, more quickly and in the places where people want to live.

The new rule book will focus on:

  • promoting high quality design of new homes and places

  • stronger protection for the environment

  • building the right number of homes in the right places

  • greater responsibility and accountability for housing delivery from councils and developers

Speaking on the new rules, Mr Brokenshire said: 'Fundamental to building the homes our country needs is ensuring that our planning system is fit for the future. This revised planning framework sets out our vision of a planning system that delivers the homes we need. I am clear that quantity must never compromise the quality of what is built, and this
is reflected in the new rules.

We have listened to the tens of thousands of people who told us their views, making this a shared strategy for development in England.'

To view the Revised Framework, please click here. 

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