DoE 1/88 and WO 1/88 (20 January 1988)
This circular introduces two new series of policy guidance notes on land-use planning and development control. Planning Policy Guidance notes (PPG) provide guidance on general and specific aspects of planning policy, while the series of Minerals Planning Guidance notes (MPG) deal with the control of mineral development.
They are intended to be clearer than circulars, Development Control Policy notes and other statements. In future advice on legislation and procedures will be given in departmental circulars, while PPGs and MPGs will be the main source of policy guidance on planning matters.
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