NPPF puts communities ‘under siege’ from developers

The National Planning Policy Framework has come under fire for failing to prevent unsustainable development and prioritising economic development

Suburban street (photograph: Elena Elisseeva/123RF)The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been criticised for not preventing unsustainable development and for putting too much weight on economic considerations over environmental ones.

In a critical report, published in December, MPs on the Communities and Local Government (CLG) committee said inappropriate housing is being imposed on communities and town centres are not being given enough protection from out-of-town developments.1

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