Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Reforms to National Planning Policy

Closed 2 Mar 2023

Opened 22 Dec 2022


This consultation seeks views on our proposed approach to updating the National Planning Policy Framework. We are also seeking views on our proposed approach to preparing National Development Management Policies, how we might develop policy to support levelling up, and how national planning policy is currently accessed by users.

A fuller review of the Framework will be required in due course, and its content will depend on the implementation of the government’s proposals for wider changes to the planning system, including the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill.

Why your views matter

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is seeking views on how we might develop new and revise current national planning policy to support our wider objectives. Full details on the scope of consultation are found within chapter 2. Chapter 14 contains a table of all questions within this document and signposts their relevant scope. In responding to this consultation, we would appreciate comments on any potential impacts on protected groups under the Public Sector Equality Duty. A consultation question on this is found in chapter 10.