National planning practice guidance NPPG
It was created following the External Review of Planning Practice Guidance prepared by Lord Taylor of Goss Moor and published in 2012. The Taylor Review found '...it is very clear that the old way of doing things is no longer fit for purpose. We have made recommendations for a modern web-based resource that is clear, up-to-date, coherent and easily usable, not just by planners and developers, but the public too.'
The website was launched as a beta site by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on 28 August 2013 for public testing and comment. It claimed to have reduced the volume of guidance by over 90 per cent. The beta site was closed on 14 October 2013.
Following consideration of comments received, DCLG launched the full site on 6 March 2014 accompanied by a Ministerial Statement including a list of the previous planning practice guidance cancelled when the site was launched (ref Written ministerial statement by Nick Boles on local planning).
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- How long does it take to get planning permission.
- How long does planning permission last.
- National Planning Policy Framework.
- Planning permission.
- Planning Portal.
- Statutory consultees.
- Taylor review.
 External references
Featured articles and news
It was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years, but to this day the exact construction techniques are a mystery.
Shortlist for the industry's most coveted award announced.
Government responds to Mark Farmer's review of industry, rejecting the call for a levy on clients.
Peter Hansford to examine what wider lessons can be learned from the fire.
Every project is subject to uncertainty. How can construction better understand uncertainty for performance improvement?
MAD Architects reveal their designs for a futuristic campus for electric car manufacturer.
Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, according to industry consortium's new report.
Read our introductory article on carbon capture and storage.
Have a look at Frank Gehry's Binoculars Building in Los Angeles.
BRE publish new Loss Prevention Standard seeking to minimise fire risk from ducting.
How do we tell which infrastructure projects will work?
CIAT announce the establishment of a Working Group in light of Grenfell and call for contributions.
In 1900, 15% of global population lived in cities. Now it’s over 50%. Which is why we need ‘hydroinformatics’ to consume smarter.
Have a look at these competition-winning designs for a new residential development in Eindhoven.