- This briefing, prepared by POSE for the LGA, is a follow up to the LGA's on the day briefing note on the NPPF.
- It addresses first some headline issues about the overall approach of the NPPF, and then goes on to consider how it deals with more specific aspects of planning policy, alongside the implications for local authorities.
- The draft NPPF signalled a substantial shift in national planning policy, giving considerable weight to promoting economic growth and what it referred to as "positive planning", which in particular stressed the importance of meeting objectively assessed development needs. This planned shift was confirmed by the accompanying consultation document, which stated plainly "The Government's top priority in reforming the planning system is to promote sustainable economic growth and jobs".
- Download the briefing note
See the POS Advice Note on Transition to the Localism Act and the National Planning Policy Framework, posted on 4th May 2012
Read the POS summary and initial response on the NPPF, posted on 28th March 2012