National Planning Policies
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) determines national policies on different aspects of planning and the rules that govern the operation of the planning system.
In March 2012, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published and a full list of the policies, which have been superseded by the NPPF is contained within the NPPF.
Further information on the planning system can also be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.
Planning Advisory Service
Information and guidance on spatial planning and the preparation of Local Plan can be found on the Planning Advisory Service website.