Statutory guidance

Preventing unacceptable risks from pollution

National Planning Policy Framework preventing unacceptable risks from pollution



This document sets out the key messages and planning policy hooks on preventing and managing environmental risks in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

It provides an overview of the pollution control framework in England, including the links between the planning and permitting regimes and sets out the roles and responsibilities of local authorities, developers/operators and the Environment Agency.