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Planning Policy and Legislation

The policy section provides access to the chief planning legislation produced by the Government as well as other planning related documents, reports and statistics.

Planning Practice Guidance (External link)

Please note that planning practice guidance has been published on a dedicated website.

This guidance supersedes many documents which have been cancelled - view a list of those affected.

Planning Reform

The Government is committed to a radical reform of the planning agenda giving new powers to local councils, communities, neighbourhoods and individuals.

National Planning Policy Framework

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 Practice Guidance (External link)

Planning practice guidance has been published on a dedicated website.

This guidance supersedes many documents which have been cancelled - view a list of those affected.

Legislation

Planning policy is supported by legislation, this mainly takes the form of Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments.

Policy and guidance

Details of English planning documents including Planning Policy, Good Practice Guides and circulars

Archived policy and guidance

Details of archived English planning documents including Planning Policy, Good Practice Guides and circulars