City warns NPPF's housing focus could hit business growth

Guildhall Art Gallery

Proposed changes could hinder ability to provide office space

The City of London has voiced fears that proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, aimed at increasing the pace of housing delivery, will disadvantage the Sqare Mile’s business-focused planning regime.

A draft response to the government’s proposals warns that “a minor wording change” in relation to the NPPF’s presumption in favour of sustainable development would weaken the corporation’s ability to shape development within its bounds.

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