The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has trailed a series of revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework over the last few weeks. This is probably because the decision-making process in Whitehall is preoccupied with Brexit. It is also due to some of the proposals being unorthodox and potentially unpopular with some parties. Upward extensions are one example - good for the homeowner but what about a neighbour? As Richard Garlick states in his interesting article, the time to start the consultation process is now.