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Budget 2012: Implications for Planning

Well after all the speculation on whether he would publish the National Planning Policy Framework on Budget Day, or not (and he hasn’t), what has George Osborne actually said that impacts on town planning and development? The headline grabber is that Government will radically reform the planning system because it is a “barrier to growth”. On Tuesday 27th of March the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will be published. From that date it will come in to force for plan-making and decisions. Support will be available to local planning authorities to help them get their plans up to date. The NPPF will better support growth, have a “powerful” new presumption in favour of sustainable development, and allow local decisions to … Continue reading

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