EDG and the NPPF

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published on 24 July 2018 outlines central government’s planning policies for England and suggests how they should be implemented.

The NPPF was created from a range of pre-existing policies with the aim of simplifying the planning system and making it more accessible. The guidance it provides is useful both to developers producing plans and planning authorities making decisions on applications.

The last edition of the EDG was published in 2005, seven years before the introduction of the previous NPPF in 2012. As such, there was a need to revisit the EDG to ensure it aligns where appropriate with the policies and guidance set out in the NPPF. We are currently in the process of revising this section of the EDG in light of the revised NPPF published in July 2018. This section will reproduce key policies and guidance from the NPPF that are both relevant to and in accordance with those of the updated EDG.

The sub-sections on the left identify the relevant sections from the National Planning Policy Framework that relate to Essex Design Guide Content.

Page updated: 12/06/2019

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