Insight

Revised National Planning Policy Framework

01 Aug 2018
The revised National Planning Policy Framework charts a changed course that puts the plan-led approach front and centre for development, the primary objective being to boost housing supply.
Six years on from the original National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), its second iteration has been published just over 10 weeks since the consultation closed on a draft rewrite; this is no mean feat, when there were more than 29,000 responses that the Government had to consider.
This Insight Focus highlights the main areas of policy change affecting housing delivery, from the very start of the planning process (identifying housing need), to councils ensuring a wide-ranging supply of sites and setting out the developer contributions expected to be made on implementing the resulting planning permissions.
It also highlights the different implications that revised national policies will have at the local authority level and beyond, looking in particular at local plan progress around the country, current completions and the scale of developer contributions.