Implementation of the National Planning Policy Framework
It has been almost three 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. For local authorities with a local plan already in place, they were given 12 months to adjust so they are in complete conformity with the new framework.
The key to the success of the NPPF will be its implementation and we will be monitoring this over the coming months. Therefore, if you are aware of businesses that have applied for planning permission since the NPPF publication and would like to share their experiences, please let us know. We are also interested to find out if the general perception by businesses of the planning system has changed please let us have your feedback below.