What's the NPPF?
There are a number of noise policies that guide developments and planning application decisions within the UK, here HA Acoustics’s Senior Acoustic Consultant, Josie takes a look at the National Planning Policy Framework, the Noise Policy Statement for England.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) consolidates all policy statements, circulars and guidance documents into a single, simpler document reducing the all round size of much more than a thousand pages to about fifty. It really is the backbone with the whole planning system. Get far more information about National noise policy

It was originally published by the UK’s Division of Communities and Local Government in March 2012, consolidating more than two dozen previously issued documents referred to as Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPG) for use in England.

A revised NPPF was published by the UK Government’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 24 July 2018. That is the first revision from the National Planning Policy Framework considering that 2012. It implements about 85 reforms announced previously by means of the Housing White Paper, the planning for the correct homes within the proper places consultation plus the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework consultation.

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was updated once again on 19 February 2019 and sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how they are anticipated to become applied. This revised Framework replaces the prior National Planning Policy Framework published in March 2012, and revised in July 2018.