National Planning Policy Framework: technical guidance

This publication was withdrawn on 7 March 2014

Archived and replaced by the new planning practice guidance launched 6 March 2014 on an external website.

This document provides technical guidance to help local planning authorities implement the National Planning Policy Framework.



This document provides additional guidance to local planning authorities to ensure the effective implementation of the planning policy set out in the National Planning Policy Framework on development in areas at risk of flooding and in relation to mineral extraction.

The guidance retains key elements of Planning Policy Statement 25 and of the existing minerals policy statements and minerals planning guidance notes which are considered necessary and helpful in relation to these policy areas. The retention of this guidance is an interim measure pending a wider review of guidance to support planning policy.