At a ‘Building Beautiful Places’ event on 20 July, the Government launched new planning measures, through which it aims to improve local infrastructure, help the environment, champion neighbourhood design and boost health and wellbeing among communities.
Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, launched the Office for Place to support areas to build beautiful, green, well designed places. This coincided with the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which sets out the government’s planning policies for England, and the National Model Design Code (NMDC), which details guidance on the production of design codes, guides and policies. These publications were shaped by submissions to the consultation on the NPPF and NMDC, as outlined in this government response to the consultation.
Read our full summary of the changes and what they mean for heritage here.
Discussions on this continue in our Spatial Planning Advocacy Group (SPAG).