Category Archives: NPPF

INDUSTRY COMMENT – The value of smaller scale developments in new, draft NPPF

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rural development, villlage landscpae, rural solutions, smaller scale residential developments, NPPFBy Associate Director, James Ellis.

Some of the most valued heritage in our rural British towns, villages and hamlets is the result of small-scale residential development that has taken place in previous centuries. Modest, incremental and organic growth of villages, well-designed and built to last using good-quality materials.

Think, for example, ‘Hovis Hill’ in Shaftesbury or many of the historic groups of village houses seen in TV shows such as Endeavour or Downton Abbey. Would they receive permission if the subject of a planning application in the 21st century? We think they should, but is the answer that simple anymore? Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Opportunities for Paragraph 55 New Country Houses is maintained in revised NPPF but is renamed Paragraph 81

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As part of our recent review of the changes within the consultation draft of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) we examined with interest the policy on New Country Houses.  Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – A rural overview of the revised draft NPPF

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senior planner, kate girling, revised draft nppf, rural housing, rural planning, rural developmentBy Senior Planner, Kate Girling

The revised draft changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published on Monday are being driven by the urgent requirement to deliver more housing in England.  The changes to the document have been long awaited following publication of the Government Housing White Paper in February 2017.

What does this mean for our rural clients? Here, the key changes that are likely to affect the opportunities for planning in the rural environment are highlighted. Read More