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New planning rules for building attractive and better-designed homes
25th July 2018

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

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