On 7 December the Department for Communities and Local Government announced a consultation on the first ever major proposed changes to the NPPF. The consultation covers:

Yesterday, the Communities and Local Government Committee announced that it will be holding an inquiry into the Government’s National Planning Policy consultation. The Committee is seeking evidence from interested parties on the following points:

Clive Betts MP, the Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee, has said: “The Government’s consultation represents the first changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). As a Committee, we want to examine the proposed changes to the Green Belt, the definition of affordable housing, and the impact on local decision-making from proposed measures such as the housing delivery test.”

The deadline for written submissions to the Communities and Local Government Committee’s inquiry is 11 January 2016 and any interested parties can make written submission via this link