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RTPI publishes detailed analysis of the National Planning Policy Framework

02 August 2018

The RTPI has today published detailed analysis of the new National Planning Policy Framework, for England which was launched  by the UK Government on 24 July.

In the analysis, the RTPI says:

"[The] Revised NPPF misses opportunities to improve sustainable development patterns, but has provided long overdue clarification elsewhere.

The framework is the starting point. Planners’ skills, knowledge and professionalism will be key to realising its aspirations. We will continue to engage with Government in areas that members feel more needs to be done to improve the planning system.

"The NPPF covers a wide spectrum. This analysis focuses on what we see as key areas for discussion and change, as well as reflects on where our members have tried to influence change for the better.

"We are convinced our members will make the most of opportunities afforded by the NPPF to create successful places for communities.

"The framework is the starting point. Planners’ skills, knowledge and professionalism will be key to realising its aspirations. We will continue to engage with Government in areas that members feel more needs to be done to improve the planning system."

The RTPI was asked by the Government to lead on the consultation among its members after the Prime Minister launched the new draft at an event co-hosted by the Institute in March this year.

Around 200 of our members have given up their time to help make the final framework better, a testament to the passion and vital role planners have in realising the country’s ambitions.

Read the RTPI's detailed analysis.

Read the RTPI's intial response.