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New NPPF design focus welcome

New NPPF design focus welcome

Policy Exchange welcomes the updated National Planning Policy Framework’s focus on design announced by Secretary of State James Brokenshire today (24th July), as recommended in our recent report, Building More, Building Beautiful. The UK needs more homes but there is often strong local resistance to development – building attractive homes is key to overcoming Nimbyism. Policy Exchange polling found that most people prefer traditional design like Georgian and Victorian terraces, Edwardian mansion blocks.

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