MPs debate National Planning Policy Framework

27 April 2012

Minister of State for Cities, Greg Clark, moved a debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 April on the National Planning Policy Framework. The debate was resumed on Thursday 26 April

Watch and read day one of the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Watch and read day two of the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

National Planning Policy Framework

The Department for Communities and Local Government determines national policies on different aspects of planning and the rules that govern the operation of the system. The House debated the National Planning Policy Framework on the floor of the House on 21 October 2011.

National planning policies are set out in new-style Planning Policy Statements, which are gradually replacing Planning Policy Guidance notes.

Further information on the draft National Planning Policy Framework can be found on the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

Select Committee inquiries

The Commons Communities and Local Government Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee have examined the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

Debates

Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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