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19 Feb 2019

Updated National Planning Policy Framework 2019

Following from last year’s Technical Consultation on Updates to National Planning Policy and Guidance, an updated NPPF was published on the 19th February 2019. This document replaces the first NPPF published in March 2012 and includes minor clarifications to the revised version published in July 2018. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-planning-policy-framework--2The changes to the Framework are minor in respect of wording – three in total – but follow through on the Technical C...

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19 Feb 2019

Government Response to Technical Consultation

The Government has also published its response to the October 2018 Technical Consultation on Updates to National Planning Policy and Guidance. This confirms that the Government considers the 2014-based projections provide the appropriate approach for establishing the demographic baseline for the standard method. It also confirms the changes to paragraph 177 and the definition of ‘deliverable’ now taken forward in the revised NPPF.https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system...

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19 Feb 2019

Housing Delivery Test Results Published

Also, on the 19th February 2019, the Government published the long-awaited results of its Housing Delivery Test. The test, which assesses whether local planning authorities are delivering sufficient new homes for their area, compares the net homes delivered over three years to the homes that should have built over the same period (their housing requirement). It is presented as a percentage with 95% representing a ‘pass’.Across England, the test concluded that 108 councils and planning authoritie...

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