Wantange and Grove Campaign Group (WAGCG)
Key components of the National Planning Policy Framework

All of the following are extracts taken directly from Securing the Future - delivering UK sustainable development strategy (2005) and from the National Planning Policy Framework


At the heart of the National Planning Policy Framework is a presumption in favour of sustainable development, which should be seen as a golden thread running through both plan-making and decision-taking.

For plan-making this means that:

  1. local planning authorities should positively seek opportunities to meet the development needs of their area;
  2. Local Plans should meet objectively assessed needs, with sufficient flexibility to adapt to rapid change, unless:
    1. any adverse impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, when assessed against the policies in this Framework taken as a whole; or
    2. specific policies in this Framework indicate development should be restricted.


Achieving Sustainable Development [show detail]


Three dimensions to Sustainable Development [show detail]


12 Core Principles [show detail]


Ensuring the vitality of town centres [show detail]


Promoting sustainable transport [show detail]


Promoting Healthy Communities [show detail]


Sufficient Choice of School Places [show detail]


Planning Strategically across Local Boundaries [show detail]


The Government has now released Planning Reform Proposals which supplement the NPPF See their website


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