Civic Voice has responded to the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework

The draft National Planning Policy Framework was published by the Prime Minister on 6th March with the consultation closing on 10th May. To put forward your views we:

  • Contacted Ministers and MPs sharing our thoughts,
  • Issuing briefings to Civic Voice members to ensure we all have a better understanding of the key issues,
  • Organised a series of events to help shape our response to Government,
  • Arranged for Civic Voice trustees to speak at member events to hear members' views and,
  • Organising a series of national and APPG for Civic Societies events during the consultation to highlight our specific issues.

Our final consultation response to the draft National Planning Policy Framework is available here.

In our view, whilst the Government wants to see `The right homes in the right places` the draft National Planning Policy Framework is so lacking in teeth to ensure that the policies will be delivered, and combined with under-resourced local councils, that we are very likely to end up with the wrong homes in the wrong places.