The draft exposure Natural and Built Environment (NBA) Bill has, understandably, attracted the most attention of the upcoming planning reforms. Even so, it's easy to overlook certain aspects.
For instance, with the NBA expected to be enacted before the end of the parliamentary term, what will the proposed National Planning Framework (NPF) look like? The draft exposure gives us the scope but not the final wording, which will be made as regulations. For environmental professionals with experience in the UK, the name National Planning Framework probably sounds very familiar. Ten years ago, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was introduced in England.