National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Heritage Assets
The government published its Planning Practice Guidance in March 2014 and keeps it updated as appropriate.
Both the NPPF and the Planning Practice Guidance are material considerations in relevant planning applications and in relation to all listed building consents and planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area. They do not apply to the consideration of scheduled monument consents but do apply to the consideration of all other permissions for activities that may affect scheduled monuments.
Government objectives and conservation
The Government has set out its planning policies for the historic environment and our heritage assets in the NPPF.(2) It was published on 24 July 2018 and replaced the previous NPPF (2012)
We have published a briefing about the changes between the 2012 and 2018 editions of the NPPF.
(1) National Planning Policy Framework, Department for Communities and Local Government, July 2018
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