Following a public consultation, a national planning policy framework (NPPF) has been revised to provide a comprehensive approach for planners, developers and councils to build more homes, more quickly and in the places where people want to live.
The new rule book will focus on:
* promoting high quality design of new homes and places.
* stronger protection for the environment.
* building the right number of homes in the right places.
* greater responsibility and accountability for housing delivery from councils and developers.
Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: “Fundamental to building the homes our country needs is ensuring that our planning system is fit for the future. The NPPF sets out our vision of a planning system that delivers the homes we need – including a clear ambition to achieve 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.”
The new rules will see 85 of the proposals set out in the housing white paper and the Budget, implemented in the new NPPF, including reference to:
* Promoting high quality design of new homes and places
* Stronger protection for the environment
* Building the right number of homes in the right places
* Greater responsibility and accountability for housing delivery from councils and developers