Communities and Local Government Committee - Eighth Report
The National Planning Policy Framework

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 December 2011.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 The case for reform

3 The brevity and simplicity of the NPPF

4 The definition of sustainable development

5 The balance of the draft NPPF

6 Local Plans

7 Transition to a new system

8 Where should development take place?

9 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of unprinted evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

Monday 10 October 2011: Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs, British Chambers of Commerce, Jessica Bauly, Head of Infrastructure, Confederation of British Industry and John Rhodes, Director, Quod Planning Professor Paul Cheshire, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, Alex Morton, Senior Research Fellow, Policy Exchange and Dr Hugh Ellis, Chief Planner, Town and Country Planning Association

Monday 17 October 2011: John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, Home Builders Federation, Ian Fletcher, Policy Director, British Property Federation and Simon Jenkins, Chairman and Ben Cowell, Assistant Director of External Policy, National Trust Councillor Gary Porter, Leader, South Holland District Council, Local Government Association Stuart Hylton, Director of Strategic Planning and Transport Services, Berkshire Authority's Joint Strategic Planning Unit, and Mike Holmes, Director, Planning and Transport Services, Bournemouth Borough Council, President, Planning Officers Society

Monday 24 October 2011: Robert Sullivan, Head of Corporate Affairs, The Football Association, Mhora Samuel, Director, The Theatres Trust, Tony Burton, Director, Civic Voice and Stephen Wright, Principal Lawyer (Planning), John Lewis Partnership Emmalene Gottwald, Chief Planning Officer, WWF-UK, Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Roger Harding, Head of Policy, Research and Public Affairs, Shelter

Wednesday 9 November 2011: Trudi Elliott CBE, Chief Executive and Richard Summers, President, Royal Town Planning Institute, Adrian Penfold, author of the Penfold Review of Non-Planning Consents and Nick Reeves OBE, Executive Director, Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Decentralisation and Cities, Department for Communities and Local Government

Written Evidence

Additional written evidence (unprinted)

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