In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), MHCLG has published planning guidance. We will be adding to this as guidance is updated, so please check the page regularly. Best practice advice and links are also available from the Planning Advisory Service website
The National Planning Policy Framework was published on 27 March 2012 and revised in 2018, 2019 and most recently 20 July 2021. It sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.