The changing legal framework
Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).
The final act (PDF)
Timing of the revocation of Regional Strategies.
"Section 109 contains this provision and gives the Secretary of State power to revoke in whole or part any Regional Strategy, even all Regional Strategies. That power took effect yesterday on Royal Assent - but Regional Strategies remain in place until the Secretary of State makes an order to revoke.
With the environmental assessments (on RS revocations) now under consultation, and NPPF still in draft, Regional Strategies have some life left, but subject to what may come out of the consultations (and any litigation which may follow), their days are numbered."
National Planning Policy Framework
This became law on 27 March 2012
- NPPF (70 printed pages, including cover, TOC, and several bank pages.)
- Rt Hon Greg Clark MP's Statement to the House of Commons
- Press Release: Planning reforms will deliver local growth with community support
The press release has links to several additional documents, including those related to neighbourhood planning.
The NPPF itself has an annex listing all the regulations replaced by the new framework.
Draft, Commentary and campaigns
Now the framework is law, these links are removed.