The long-awaited consultation on proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published this week (March 5).
Bidwells has read the detail, so you don’t have to.
Planning Partner, David Bainbridge, said:
“Changes in the consultation draft fall into two categories: either minor tinkering at the edges or key elements where the detail is currently missing.
“The approach to delivery of housing is confused with no clear link between local needs and full-objectively assessed housing need and relies on further guidance on the standard methodology for calculating housing need. This will need to be resolved before the final document is published.”