Useful External Links

  • National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF 2018) was published in July 2018 and sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied
  • National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF 2012) was published in March 2012 and set out the Government's planning policies for England and how these were expected to be applied.  This document remains extant as policies in this previous Framework will apply for the purpose of examining plans, where those plans are submitted on or before 24 January 2019

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 (2018)

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

Contact Us

Planning Policy and Research Loxley House Station Street Nottingham NG2 3NG United Kingdom localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 876 4594

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