Published 6th March 2018
The Prime Minister has announced a “major overhaul” of the National Planning Policy Framework (the key national planning document) to deliver the homes the country needs.
The draft revised National Planning Policy Framework incorporates policy proposals previously consulted on documents such as the Housing White Paper as well as additional ones. These proposals include:
At the same time, the Government has announced a separate but linked consultation on supporting housing delivery through developer contributions. One of the options contained in it could be for developer contributions to be set nationally and made non-negotiable
Further reviews expected later this year, will look at creating a new automatic right for homeowners to extend upwards and to make it easier to develop agricultural land for housing.
Both consultations will run until Thursday 10th May 2018. The Society intends to respond to these important consultations. We would encourage parish councils, who have a strong interest in this issue, to do likewise either by formally responding to the consultation and/or providing their views (by the 5th May) to the Society’s National Planning Advisor Andrew.Towlerton@SLCC.co.uk to help us shape our response.
Further details about the Government’s announcement and the consultations can be found by clicking here