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National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF): government consultation on update including new methods of calculating housing need

The National Planning Policy Framework was published by the UK's Department of Communities and Local Government in March 2012, consolidating over two dozen previously issued documents called Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPG) for use in England.

Local Planning Authorities (which includes Cornwall Council) are expected to produce their own Local Plans that should adhere to the principles of the NPPF whilst adding particular local policies. Cornwall Council adopted its Local Plan in the autumn of 2016.

The government has published for consultation proposed changes to planning with a revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). There are over 80 reforms but mostly these are minor changes or clarifications and contain a number of recommendations from Written Ministerial Statements and other published Government papers.

Importantly, during transitional arrangements: Our Local Plan remains up to date, as does our 5 year land supply position.

A summary of the update has been published by Cornwall Council, see Key implications for Cornwall from the Government’s proposed changes to Planning


March 2018

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