Friday, December 21, 2012
Planning rules might be tweaked very slightly
Lord Taylor was appointed to review thousands of pages of planning guidance which underlies the NPPF [National Planning Policy Framework]. His review found that existing guidance was â€œnot fit for purposeâ€ and that the â€œhistoric accumulation of out-of-date, contradictory and unmanageable material must be brought to an endâ€. There are 7,000 pages of guidance, much of it contradictory and dating from the 1960s. Lord Taylor conceded that the changes to the guidance would be â€œentirely neutralâ€, although he admitted â€œthere will be some arguments about what they should sayâ€, adding â€œwhat goes into it may or may not increase or reduce protectionâ€.