Published: 19th Jul 2018

On the eve of changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) being adopted, Sam Dewar, director at DPA Planning, who believes planning has become too impersonal and systematic, considers what’s likely to be included.  The NPPF changes aim to lay down a comprehensive approach for planners, developers and local authorities to build more homes, more quickly, in the places where people want to live and bring up a family.  When it was first published in 2012 under the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition, the Framework was considered by the cognoscenti as a game-changing move, carving out more opportunity for those involved to contribute to the national planning debate, and for communities to have their say on how new developments should look and feel. The reality was that this streamlined document provided more questions than answers and saw a significant increase in proposals being legally challenged. The proposed NPPF changes place greater … (To read the full article, subscribe below)