How new planning guidance could deliver green gains

Revisions to national planning guidance aim to tackle air and light pollution. Gareth Simkins and Isabella Kaminski ask what the changes might mean in practice.

A series of changes to statutory guidance on development planning last year should help lower air and light pollution and could help encourage the construction of green infrastructure. 

November’s updates largely responded to the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in February. But they also stripped out references to EU air quality limits and EU-designated wildlife sites ahead of Brexit.

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