Policy and Guidance

The National Planning Policy Framework is a key part of Government reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth.

Planning practice guidance that is not listed in this directory is published on a dedicated website available at www.gov.uk/government/collections/planning-practice-guidance.

Items in the directories are listed chronologically and are available in HTML (standard web page) format.

Some items are also available as PDF documents (requires Adobe reader).

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Sub–categories of Policy and Guidance