Cath Ranson, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), said: “The RTPI is pleased that the government has launched the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) website. It is a significant step forward in making planning guidance easier and simpler for practitioners and the public. Ministers and officials should be congratulated in guiding through such an important project so efficiently. The publication of the guidance gives greater certainty to planners and communities which will help both deliver the high quality development and sustainable growth that England needs."
The publication of the guidance gives greater certainty to planners and communities which will help both deliver the high quality development and sustainable growth that England needs
"Government should maintain a clear demarcation between policy that is contained in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and practice which is in the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). Government must also resist the temptation to change policy by making changes to the NPPG rather than the NPPF."
"The RTPI thinks that there would be value in a structured review when practitioners have fully digested the guidance suite as a whole, understand how the guidance is working on the ground and have been given the opportunity to report back on where revisions would be valuable."
"The Institute will be reviewing the contents of the PPG and will comment fully on issues arising in due course.”