Government to Consult on Revised National Planning Policy Framework

10 July 2024

The government confirms it intends to consult on a revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) later this month. The NPPF sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied.

Meanwhile, the government has announced immediate changes to the current NPPF aimed at “removing the de facto ban on onshore wind in England”. These changes remove the requirements that a site for an onshore wind turbine must be identified as suitable within a local or neighbourhood plan, as well as demonstrating that the planning impacts identified by the affected local community have been appropriately addressed and the proposal has community support.

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