MPs call for NPPF review

Thu 14th April 2016, 10:58 am

A group of MPs have called on the government to conduct a "comprehensive review" of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The communities and local government committee of MPs has released a report criticising the government’s monitoring of the NPPF, since its publication in 2012.

The report concludes there has not been "sufficient, robust, objective and evidence-based monitoring, evaluation or review of the NPPF".

Clive Betts, chair of the committee, said: "It’s important that people are reassured that the NPPF works effectively and that it supports sustainable development in their communities. The government needs to ensure there is confidence in the planning system by carrying out a comprehensive review of the NPPF by the end of this parliament."

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