Government publishes NPPF with vow to deliver quality homes

James Brokenshire in parliament on 30 April, 2018

New planning framework ’will give more power to councils to reject bad schemes’

The government today published the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), saying it will help councils challenge bad housing developments more effectively and give local people a bigger say over the sort of homes built in their neighbourhood.

Publication followed a public consultation launched earlier this year by the prime minister which garnered more than 29,000 responses.

Housing secretary James Brokenshire said the government had made “a number of important changes” to the draft NPPF and the new rule book would now focus on building the right number of quality new homes in the right locations, stronger protection for the environment and greater responsibility and accountability for housing delivery from councils and developers.

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