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.

Documents

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 published on 24 July 2018 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.

The online searchable version of the revised National Planning Policy Framework will be available shortly.

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

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

Published 27 March 2012
Last updated 24 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added revised National Planning Policy Framework.
  2. First published.