The following Planning practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This archived Practice Note provides an introduction to the 2012 version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF), looking at the concept of sustainable development, the presumption in favour of sustainable development, and the core planning principles, as set out in the 2012 NPPF.
On 24 July 2018, the government published a revised version of the NPPF (the 2018 NPPF), which replaced the 2012 NPPF. The 2012 NPPF was archived and will only continue to apply in certain circumstances, as set out below. For information on the 2018 NPPF now in force, see Practice Note: The National Planning Policy Framework.
The 2012 NPPF first came into force in England on 27 March 2012, replacing all Planning Policy Statements and Planning Policy Guidance Notes (with the exception of PPS10 (Planning for Sustainable Waste Management)) with immediate effect. It aimed to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth. Since December 2015, the government has been consulting on various revisions to the 2012 NPPF, most recently in March 2018 (see Planning analysis: Implications of consultation on revised National Planning Policy Framework).
On 24 July 2018, the government published the 2018 NPPF which replaces the 2012 NPPF from 24 July 2018 onwards. Transitional provisions in Annex 1 of the 2018 NPPF provide that:
Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK
Complete all the fields above to proceed to the next step.
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
Take a free trial
Defects liability period and rectification of defectsIt is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to site to rectify (also known as ‘make good’) defects which arise or are discovered during a
Scotland: the Accountant in BankruptcyThe office of the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) was created by section 156 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1856 . Previously, the functions of the AiB were limited but since 1993, with the enactment of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1993 (B(S)A 1993), the role
Summary assessment—statement of costsSummary assessment is the procedure whereby costs are assessed by the judge who has heard the case or application (see Practice Note: Summary assessment). This Practice Note considers the use of a statement of costs in summary assessment. Form N260 is a model
Contractual damages—non-pecuniary lossesThis Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for non-financial loss (non-pecuniary loss), ie punitive damages, damages for loss of enjoyment and loss of amenity, restitutionary damages and negotiating
0330 161 1234