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Planning Practice Guidance: an overview

By Victoria Hutton

On 6 March, Nick Boles announced the launch of the new Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). The guidance has been in draft ‘Beta’ format since 28 August 2013. It follows a review of planning policy guidance undertaken by Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, which began in October 2012. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the guidance and some of its key features.

A raft of old guidance has been cancelled and practitioners should be careful to consult this list before relying upon any historic guidance document.

The introduction to DCLG’s written statement, heralding the introduction of the new guidance, states…

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