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Decision details

MHCLG Consultation: National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The consultation runs from 30th January 2021 to 27th March 2021. The scope of the consultation is:
• Proposing changes to the National Planning Policy Framework to place greater emphasis on beauty and place-making, and to ensure that all new streets are lined with trees.
• Publishing a draft national design code that provides a checklist of design principles to consider for new developments, such as street character, building type, facade, and the requirements that address wellbeing and environmental impact, which councils can use as a foundation for their own local design codes.
The report outlines the questions asked by the Government and Officers responses to the questions.

The Executive Member will be asked agree to the submission of the consultation response and detail any further comments.




(i)           That the contents of the report and its annexes be noted.


(ii)         That the Council’s response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) consultation referred to in the report, with reference to input from the Full Council debate on planning on 22 March 2021, be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Public Protection.


Reason: To enable the MHCLG to receive the council’s overall response to the consultation.


Report author: Becky Eades

Publication date: 23/03/2021

Date of decision: 23/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Effective from: 26/03/2021

Accompanying Documents:


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