Consultation outcome

National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code: consultation proposals

Applies to England

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

A summary of the responses to the National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code consultation and the government’s response.

Original consultation

Summary

A consultation on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework and a new draft National Model Design Code.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. The text has been revised to implement policy changes in response to the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission “Living with Beauty” report.

A number of other changes to the text of the Framework are also set out and explained in this consultation document, but we are not proposing a review of the National Planning Policy Framework in its entirety at this stage. A fuller review of the Framework is likely to be required in due course, depending on the implementation of the government’s proposals for wider reform of the planning system.

This consultation is also seeking views on the draft National Model Design Code, which provides detailed guidance on the production of design codes, guides and policies to promote successful design. We made a commitment to seek views on the National Model Design Code as we expect it to be used to inform the production of local design guides, codes and policies and want to ensure it is as effective as possible.

National Model Design Code: testing programme – expressions of interest

The government is inviting expressions of interest from local planning authorities in England to test the National Model Design Code.

Documents

National Model Design Code

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Guidance notes for Design Codes

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Published 30 January 2021
Last updated 20 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added government response to the consultation.

  2. Added accessible version of National Model Design Code.

  3. First published.