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National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on the 27 March 2012. This replaced most existing national planning policy previously contained in Planning Policy Statements (PPSs) and Planning Policy Guidance (PPGs).

Planning applications in Eden must be determined in accordance with the Core Strategy and the Local Plan (saved policies not replaced by the Core Strategy), unless material considerations indicate otherwise. One key material consideration will be policies in the National Planning Policy Framework. Due weight will be given to policies in existing plans according to their consistency with the NPPF.

The NPPF must also be taken into account in the preparation of plans. Plans will need to be revised to take into account the policies in the NPPF where a conflict is identified.