Responses to Planning Policy Consultations

In the best interest of the borough, the council will respond to national consultations on planning related matters. Where it is suitable to do so, the submitted representations will be published on this webpage for information.

Response to Government Consultation on proposed changes to the planning system, March 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities consulted upon reforms to national planning policy, including proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) from 22 December to 2 March 2023. Information on the consultation can be viewed on GOV.UK website.

In response, the council submitted a letter outlining headline issues, and also a more technical document answering the specific questions set out in the consultation.

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