Welcome to the home of the National Planning Policy Framework for England and planning practice guidance.

For the first time, planning practice guidance is easily accessible and available online.

Find out more about this new web-based resource.

Find out how to contact us or send us your feedback.

Please note that paragraphs 012-023 of the guidance on planning obligations will be removed following the judgment in R (on the application of West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 2222 (Admin).