Prematurity and emerging planning policies

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By Tim Willis

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is clear that while decision takers may give weight to emerging planning policies, the amount of such weight will depend upon the stage of preparation of the emerging plan.

The more advanced the preparation, the greater the weight that may be given.

Importantly, that weight is tempered by any unresolved objections to relevant policies and the degree of consistency of the relevant policies in the plan to NPPF policies…

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