Has the National Planning Policy Framework had the intended effect of smoothing the way for housing delivery in England, asks Savills’ Melys Pritchett.
In March 2012, the Government ripped up 1,300 pages of planning policy and condensed it into the 65 pages that form the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The aim was to streamline the planning system in order to engender a more positive approach to development.
The NPPF also devolved power to Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), enabling them to define the scale and nature of future development in their area within a Local Plan, the benchmark against which planning applications will then be considered.
What do these changes mean in practice?
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Melys Pritchett is an Associate Director in Savills’ UK Residential Research department.
Melys is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor, specialising in Development Research and Consultancy, and also leads Savills Community Infrastructure Levy Services nationally, representing house builders, developers and landowners across the country.
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