Has planning improved?
It is almost two months since the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published, with the aim of making the planning system less complex, more accessible and an enabler of economic growth. The NPPF came into force immediately for local authorities with no local plan in place. For those with one in place already, they were given 12 months to adjust their plans so they conform with the new framework. Key to the success of the NPPF will be its implementation, and we will be monitoring this over the coming months.
If you know of any businesses, or are one yourself, that have applied for planning permission since the publication of the NPPF that would be keen to share their experiences of the new system, do let us know.
We would also be interested to find out if the business perception of the planning system has changed. If you have an opinion please let me know