Minister of State for Planning Policy, Greg Clark, moved a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 20 October on the National Planning Policy Framework
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hilary Benn, responded to the debate on behalf of the Opposition. Watch and read 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.
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.
Communities and Local Government Committee
The Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has been examining the draft National Planning Policy Framework.
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.