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.
With the best part of two months to go before the MHCLG’s self-imposed Easter deadline, it will be no surprise if several more policy proposals are floated in coming weeks. The consultation may not officially start until April, but interested parties can begin working on their responses to some of its contents now