National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Consultation – NHC Member Roundtable 9th February, 10.00 – 11.30

Prior to Christmas an early present from Government came in the form of the consultation package Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: reforms to national planning policy. In addition to a revised National Planning Policy Framework ‘prospectus’, the Government is also seeking views on National Development Management Policies, further policy to support the levelling up agenda, and how national planning policy is currently accessed.

The consultation ends at 11.45pm on 2 March 2023 and the suggestion from Government is that a response can expected by Spring 2023. The intention is that NPPF revisions will be published as part of this response “so that policy changes can take effect as soon as possible”. The Government also promises a wider review of the NPPF, to follow Royal Assent of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. “The government will consult on the detail of these wider changes next year, reflecting responses to this consultation”, the planning reforms consultation says.

The NHC will be responding to the consultation on behalf of members and will be holding a short consultation meeting Thursday 9th February, 10.00 – 11.30, online via Zoom. 

Please register via MyNHC using the link below and please do help us reach as many interested people as possible by sharing the invite and link.

If you wish to submit comments to be included in the NHC’s written submission, please forward them by 10th February to

Karen Brown