B8.1.2 Planning Policy Documents


National planning policies were set out in Planning Policy Guidance notes (PPG), which were then replaced by Planning Policy Statements (PPS).

A suite of PPS documents were prepared to explain statutory provisions and provide guidance to local authorities on planning policy. Local authorities had to take their contents into account when preparing their development plans.

A review of planning policy, designed to consolidate all policy statements, circulars and guidance documents into a single, simpler National Planning Policy Framework was announced in 2010.

After consultation, the final version of the National Planning Policy Framework was published on 27 March 2012. The document is available here to view: National Planning Policy framework