National Planning Policy Framework

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From : Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Published: 27 March 2012 Updated: 27 March 2012, see all updates Search this manual search

Contents

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was first published on 27 March 2012 and updated on 24 July 2018 and 19 February 2019. This sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

A new version of the National Planning Policy Framework was published on 19 February 2019.

1. Introduction Paragraphs 1 to 6

2. Achieving sustainable development Paragraphs 7 to 14

3. Plan-making Paragraphs 15 to 37

4. Decision-making Paragraphs 38 to 58

5. Delivering a sufficient supply of homes Paragraphs 59 to 79

6. Building a strong, competitive economy Paragraphs 80 to 84

7. Ensuring the vitality of town centres Paragraphs 85 to 90

8. Promoting healthy and safe communities Paragraphs 91 to 101

9. Promoting sustainable transport Paragraphs 102 to 111

10. Supporting high quality communications infrastructure Paragraphs 112 to 116

11. Making effective use of land Paragraphs 117 – 123

12. Achieving well-designed places Paragraphs 124 to 132

13. Protecting Green Belt land Paragraphs 133 to 147

14. Meeting the challenge of climate change, flooding and coastal change Paragraphs 148 to 169

15. Conserving and enhancing the natural environment Paragraphs 170 to 183

16. Conserving and enhancing the historic environment Paragraphs 184 to 202

17. Facilitating the sustainable use of minerals Paragraphs 203 to 211

Annex 1: Implementation Implementing the National Planning Policy Framework.

Annex 2: Glossary Glossary of terms used in this manual.

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