The policy section provides access to the chief planning legislation produced by the Government as well as other planning related documents, reports and statistics.
The Government is committed to a radical reform of the planning agenda giving new powers to local councils, communities, neighbourhoods and individuals.
The National Planning Policy Framework is a key part of Government reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth.
Planning policy is supported by legislation, this mainly takes the form of Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments.
Details of English planning documents including Planning Policy, Good Practice Guides and circulars
Details of archived English planning documents including Planning Policy, Good Practice Guides and circulars