Issue details

Reforms to national planning policy

On 22 December 2022 the Department for Levelling-Up Housing & Communities launched a public consultation into proposed changes to national planning policy in England as outlined in the National Planning Policy Framework and the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill currently making its way through Parliament.


This decision outlines the key changes proposed to the National Planning Policy Framework and future national policy, specifically highlighting key matters which are of relevance to Maidstone Borough Council. It recommends that members review the draft responses and agree formal responses to the consultation presented for consideration, as drafted by officers and appended to the decision.


The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 2 March 2023.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/02/2023

Decision due: 22 Feb 2023 by Lead Member for Planning and Infrastructure

Department: Strategic Planning

Contact: Tom Gilbert Email:


Agenda items


  • Reforms to national planning policy