By Richard Sagar, Karl Anders, Graham Whiteford, Josh Kitson


This briefing note, prepared by the Walker Morris Planning Environment Team, explores the opportunities presented in the new National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF2“). Specifically, the opportunities to obtain planning permission for new entry-level exception sites consisting of affordable housing for first-time buyers on previously unallocated land. The concept of entry-level exception sites is a new one which was previously missing from the 2012 NPPF (“NPPF1“).

This briefing note also examines the new provisions relating to Starter Homes as an identified affordable housing product…