The revised NPPF is out! Not bedtime reading maybe, but it’s going to play a big part in planning policy


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This year’s NPPF consultation focused largely on design codes and ‘building beautiful’

A revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework has been published this month (July) – see here.
The new incarnation follows this year’s consultation, which focused primarily on incorporating design codes and building-beautiful recommendations.
The full government consultation response can be found here. The original comments made by CPRE to the consultation are here.
The changes are largely incremental and as anticipated though are to be formally applied from the date of publication (Tuesday, July 20) for both Local Plans not yet at examination and planning decisions.
For immediate practical purposes, all paragraph numbers from paragraph 53 onwards have now changed – attached is a tracked version illustrating the differences between the February 2019 version of the NPPF and this latest version.

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