Policy paper

National Planning Policy Framework

The revised National Planning Policy Framework sets out government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

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National Planning Policy Framework

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National Planning Policy Framework (print-ready version)

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The revised National Planning Policy Framework was updated on 19 February 2019 and sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

This revised Framework replaces the previous National Planning Policy Framework published in March 2012, and revised in July 2018.

The online searchable version of the revised National Planning Policy Framework is also available.

The planning practice guidance to support the framework is published online.

The archived National Planning Policy Framework published in 2012 and 2018 can be accessed at the following:

Published 27 March 2012
Last updated 19 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added updated National Planning Policy Framework.
  2. Added revised National Planning Policy Framework.
  3. First published.