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Useful External Links

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National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF 2019)  sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

Planning Practice Guidance (PPG)

Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) Planning Practice Guidance: this website resource brings together many areas of English planning guidance into a new format, linked to the National Planning Policy Framework and relevant legislation  This resource continues to be updated including changes as a result of the revised NPPF (2019).

Plain English Guide to the Planning System

Plain English Guide to the Planning System explains how the planning system in England works by providing a plain English guide.  It is only an overview and so does not set out new planning policy or guidance.

Planning Portal  

Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations system in England and Wales and is intended to be the first point of call for anyone wanting to find out about planning.

Planning Inspectorate      

Planning Inspectoratedeals with planning appeals, national infrastructure planning applications, examinations of local plans and other planning-related and specialist casework in England and Wales.