Armstrong Rigg Planning News

Revised NPPF to be published in draft in spring

NPPF timetable update

We are currently revising the NPPF in order to implement our planning reform package from the housing White Paper, the Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation and the announcements at Autumn Budget. We intend to publish a draft revised NPPF before Easter. We will consult on both new policies from the Budget, and the text of the Framework, to make sure the wording is clear, consistent and well-understood. Our ambition is to publish a final revised Framework in the summer.

Local Housing Need transitional arrangements

In our Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation in September we set out that the new standardised method should be used, unless the plan will be submitted for examination on or before 31 March 2018, or before the revised Framework is published (whichever is later). In light of the timetable set out above these transitional arrangements will apply to any plans submitted before the final revised Framework is published.

Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations

On the 24 January, Parliament considered regulations amending Regulation 128A of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations. Subject to final parliamentary approval, these regulations are expected to be formally made and come into force in February. During consideration, Dominic Raab, Minister for Housing and Planning, made clear that the amendment was intended to provide legal certainty in line with the Government