Planning Permission

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidelines they give to local authorities when discussing planning proposals that could have a measurable impact on the environment.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The National Planning Policy Framework, which is a material consideration in decisions on planning applications, recognises the environment as one of the three dimensions to the delivery of sustainable development. The framework sets out strong planning policy for the protection and enhancement of the natural environment. In addition web-based planning guidance is available and includes a section dedicated to the natural environment.

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