REVISED NPPF UPDATES PARAGRAPH 79E TO PARAGRAPH 80

REVISED NPPF UPDATES PARAGRAPH 79E TO PARAGRAPH 80

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The next iteration of the NPPF was released last week, it follows several rounds of consultation in which Rural Solutions were engaged, providing feedback on matters which are important for our clients and rural development.

As expected the document formalises the governments’ ambition to improve standards of design and encourages the use of masterplans and design codes to support well designed and beautiful homes. Of interest to many of our clients will be the modifications to remove the criteria relating to design innovation from Paragraph 79e now renamed Paragraph 80, which relates to the development of isolated homes of exceptional quality within the countryside, in favour of placing the emphasis entirely on truly outstanding design. This is a subtle but important change for those considering progression of a new country house scheme.

We are currently reviewing with interest the other changes made to the framework which will shape planning decisions on all applications. Should you wish to further discuss the revised NPPF publication, please contact one of our planning team on 01756 796199.

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