National Planning Policy Framework NPPF 2021 – Key Changes

National Planning Policy Framework NPPF 2021 – Key Changes

10:29 AM, 4th August 2021, About 2 years ago

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Linda Wright explains the key changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, NPPF 2021

Most importantly for us as property developers, Linda explains the changes to article 4 planning restrictions which will soon come into play, creating new opportunities for you.

There are some interesting changes – did you know that the UN is having an input into the planning policy with their 17 global goals for sustainable development?

If you’re thinking of doing a prior approval application for change of use Class E to residential – do it now! Linda explains why…

For all developers, there is a new National Design Code to ensure buildings meet a beautiful test. This document comes with a separate explanatory guide to help you get your head around it. For medium to large developers there is a requirement to create tree-lined streets with plans to maintain them, planting of orchards, creation of parks. These changes have probably been a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The New National design code is so complicated they produced a guide to explain exactly what it is

Yes – We now have a policy to protect and maintain statues to protect our heritage, prevent them being damaged destroyed or neglected them

Great news for those who invest in solar farms it’s a lot easier to build them, especially if in a flood zones and for those implementing public infrastructure projects from hospitals to prisons or educational establishments, there has been a streamlining of the planning process to permit faster conversions to take place.

Key discussion points…

  1. Improved Design Quality / Beautiful Buildings NEW design code
  2. New Developments & Trees
  3. Sustainable Development
  4. Solar Farms and flood zones
  5. Faster Delivery of public service infrastructure
  6. Maintaining Statues
  7. Article 4 changes

Watch the video for the full detail on the key changes to the NPPF – National Planning Policy Framework 2021

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