By Katherine Evans
A revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework was published in July. How does it differ from the previous version and what are the implications?
What is the NPPF?
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published by the government in March 2012 as an attempt to consolidate and simplify the large quantity of policy that had previously been published. It sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how they are expected to be applied. Since 2012, the NPPF has been the subject of a considerable number of judicial decisions interpreting the framework, which demonstrates its significance in the planning process.