- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 21 Jun 2016
Planning policy statement PPS
Planning Policy Statements (PPS), are written statements published by the government to help explain the statutory provisions of planning policy. They gradually replaced the previous Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPG).
They give guidance to those involved in the operation of the planning system and explain the relationship between planning policies and other policies relating to development and land use. Planning authorities must consider Planning Policy Statements when preparing plans and making decisions on individual planning applications and appeals.
When the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published in 2012, it was commonly cited as having repealed all Planning Policy Statements and reducing planning policy from over 1000 pages to around 50, but in fact, unless specifically revoked by the framework, existing policies remained effective.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
Featured articles and news
Rebuilding could take 20 to 40 years.
RSHP’s high-rise residential towers win a tall buildings award for excellence.
BSRIA study reveals strong growth in 2018.
Dame Judith Hackitt confirmed as keynote speaker – one year on from the Hackitt Report.
Save £100 on tickets.
Modern slavery in the construction sector.
What to bear in mind when claiming damages in construction.
How do we achieve sustainable clean-water infrastructure for all?
What you should know when appointing an architect.
A brief history plus some new developments.
How computational fluid dynamics (CFD) helps building design.
The Hong Kong Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS).
'Expressions of interest' for construction contracts.