Will the newly updated NPPF ease rural planning rules?

Getting planning permission for new homes in rural communities can be extremely challenging – but recent changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) could be set to help.

“Sustainable development ” is often defined simply as proposals which are near existing services and facilities – yet the reality is it is about more than that. For rural communities to be sustainable, they need a new supply of homes too. That might be homes for younger generations to take over farming businesses; to allow the re-use of derelict farm buildings; or to provide new homes for first-time buyers, allowing younger people to remain in the countryside.

They are all points that the government has taken on board when the new NPPF was published in July 2018.

Our managing director, Paul Smith, has considered those changes in detail in a recent article in Farmers Mart.

Click here to read the full article here.

As a specialist land promoter, The Strategic Land Group are used to working with land owners to deliver planning permission for new homes on their sites – at our cost and risk. If we don’t succeed, it doesn’t cost you anything.

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