Development Plan Documents

National Policies, Communities and Local Government Information

National planning policies

Together with local development policies in the North Northamptonshire Core Spatial Strategy (adopted June 2008), national planning policies need to be taken into account when preparing or considering development schemes.

On 27th March 2012 the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) published the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This single document sets out the planning policies for England on a variety of topics ranging from housing to town centre development. This document replaces the Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Planning Policy Guidance (PPG).

View NPPF on the GOV.UK website

Regional policies

The East Midlands Regional Plan has now been revoked although can still be viewed here.