MHCLG consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework, March 2018

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published its draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for consultation, on 5 March 2018.


The draft revised NPPF incorporates policy proposals previously consulted on in the Housing White Paper and the Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation, as well as changes to planning policy implemented through Written Ministerial Statements since the NPPF was published in 2012.

The consultation also seeks views on additional proposals to change planning policy and legislation announced at Budget 2017.

This briefing provides a summary of the NPPF consultation proposals likely to be of most interest to local authorities – please note this is not an exhaustive list of all the proposed changes and does not cover every chapter of the revised draft NPPF text.

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