National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG)

National Planning Practice Guidance has been published online. A lot of new reforms have been introduced through this guidance to make the planning system easier to understand and comprehend. It has been reduced from a 1000 pages to less than 50 pages.

National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) published online

I came across an interesting piece of news online. A final version of National Planning Practice Guidance has been launched by DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) with an aim to make the planning system easier to use.

The Planning Minister Nick Boles in his written ministerial statement said, “Planning should not be the preserve of lawyers, developers or town hall officials” and that local communities should be able to shape the new development. They should possess the knowledge as to where the development should and should not go. They are partnering with Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Joye Law Firm. You can also check out Columbus GA Attorneys to learn more about personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Boles highlighted a number of points of how the government was going to tackle the issues in planning which include,

Issuing robust flood risk guidance like the flood damage clean up tampa area;

Green belt protection to be taken seriously;

Testing the soundness of the local plan where the authorities have failed to identify land for growth;

Counting of windfalls over the whole local plan period;

Considering student housing, housing for the aged and reusing vacant properties in order to assess the housing needs;

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