Happy 5th Birthday NPPF!

Five years after the launch of the National Planning Policy Framework, and our Planning for People Campaign, Senior External Affairs Adviser Adam Royle takes a look at how successful the NPPF has been so far, and what lies ahead for the Government’s central planning document. On 27 March 2012 the Government put in place a…

Are developers dodging Local Plans? New NT research

Over the weekend the National Trust launched new research on how the planning system is working in England. Positive Planning – the NPPF and plan-led development’ finds that flaws in the Government’s planning rules are allowing developers to build housing in inappropriate locations, side-stepping sites allocated in Local Plans. This is how it was reported…

Politics of planning

At the National Trust’s AGM on Saturday, our outgoing Chairman Sir Simon Jenkins – as he bids farewell to members – will give his views on the current state of the planning system. His thoughts have also been reported this week in the Telegraph, Guardian, and Daily Express. Sir Simon comments on the positions of different political…