The NPPF six years on

We consider the main proposed changes in the draft NPPF and whether these will be sufficient to deal with the housing crisis. On 5 March 2018 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published a revised text of the National Planning Policy Framework (the draft NPPF) alongside a raft of other supporting documents, government responses and further  consultations, including the revised Planning Practice Guidance text. The government has said that it intends to publish the final version of the NPPF ‘before the summer’, indicating that few changes are expected to be made as a result of the consultation.

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This article was first published in Property Law Journal (May 2018) and is also available at www.lawjournals.co.uk


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Rachael Herbert

About Rachael Herbert

Rachael is a senior associate in the Firm's Planning team and is based in London. She joined the Firm in August 2013 after working for four and a half years as a lawyer in Australia specializing in planning and environment work.

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