Planned and deliver

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Planned and deliver

Local Plan-making under the NPPF: A five-year progress report

06 Apr 2017

Planned and deliver – our fifth annual review of local plan production – reveals that, after half a decade with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), England still has patchy plan coverage. Fewer than 4 in 10 local planning authorities have seen a ‘strategic-level’ local plan through examination to adoption, whilst 43% are yet even to publish a draft local plan ready for submission to Government.

Our analysis also looks at how ‘early plan reviews’ are being used and whether they are proving to be an effective mechanism as well as reviewing 23 tools and policies set forth in the Housing White Paper which could help get plans in place and then ensure they deliver.

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