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…

Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill – Queen’s Speech

Reacting to the announcement of Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill in the Queen’s Speech today Richard Hebditch, External Affairs Director at the National Trust said: “It sounds like there could be some positive measures around neighbourhood planning in the new Bill, but overall we’re concerned that further reforms could create more confusion and uncertainty about…

What’s next for the Green Belt?

On Monday Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) released research showing that housing development proposed for the Green Belt has increased by another 50,000 to more than a quarter of a million houses. CPRE’s analysis comes in the context of Government’s proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which will relax some restrictions…