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. (ref. 1) It was published July 2021 and replaced the previous versions of the NPPF (originally published in 2012 and updated in 2018 and 2019).
(1) National Planning Policy Framework, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, July 2021