PLANNING POLICY GUIDANCE NOTES
PPG1 (1992) General Policy and Principles
PPG2 (1995) Green Belts
PPG3 (1992) Housing
PPG4 (1992) Industrial and Commercial Development and Small Firms
PPG5 (1992) Simplified Planning Zones
PPG6 (1996) Town Centres and Retail Developments
PPG7 (1992) The Countryside and the Rural Economy
PPG8 (1992) Telecommunications
PPG9 (1994) Nature Conservation
PPG12 (1992) Development Plans and Regional Planning Guidance
PPG13 (1994) Transport
PPG14 (1990) Development on Unstable Land
PPG15 (1994) Planning and the Historic Environment
PPG16 (1990) Archaeology and Planning
PPG17 (1991) Sport and Recreation
PPG18 (1991) Enforcing Planning Control
PPG19 (1992) Outdoor Advertisement Control
PPG20 (1992) Coastal Planning
PPG21 (1992) Tourism
PPG22 (1993) Renewable Energy
PPG23 (1994) Planning and Pollution Control
PPG24 (1994) Planning and Noise
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The main points relating to the Local Plan are as follows:
(a) maintaining a minimum 5 year supply of land for housing development;
(b) recognising the link between housing provision and economic growth;
(c) ensuring the protection of the countryside and the need to retain urban open space and enhance the urban environment;
(d) taking account of the need for affordable housing.
PPG4 INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL FIRMS
(a) allocating sufficient land to meet the needs of business;
(b) indicating where different kinds of business can be located;
(c) catering for the needs of advanced technology firms;
(d) recognising the possibility of accommodating business in residential areas.
PPG6 TOWN CENTRES AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS
(a) Planning policies must not inhibit competition, but the cumulative effect of large scale development on existing town centres
can be taken into account.
(b) The Local Plan has not been able to take account of all of the most recent guidance issued in revised PPG6(1996).
PPG7 THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE RURAL ECONOMY
(a) the need to encourage rural enterprise and consider the reuse of rural buildings;
(b) the need to protect the best agricultural land and areas of historic or nature conservation interest from development;
(c) giving attention to problems of damaged landscape in the urban fringe.
PPG9 NATURE CONSERVATION
(a) the importance of conserving the natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations;
(b) the need to make adequate provision for development and economic growth whilst ensuring effective conservation of wildlife
and natural features.
PPG12 DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND REGIONAL PLANNING GUIDANCE
(a) this guidance is concerned with Local Plan preparation and content;
(b) the importance of the Development Plan in the control of development is emphasised;
(c) the Government asks Local Authorities to take full account of the environment, including issues of global warming and
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In order to meet the objectives of sustainable development there is a need to:-
(a) manage demand through promoting acceptable alternatives to the private car; enabling people to reach everyday destinations
with less need to travel; and reducing local traffic on trunk roads and other
(b) plan for less travel by aiming to influence the location of different types of development relative to transport provision;
and fostering forms of development which encourage walking, cycling and public
PPG15 PLANNING FOR THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT
(a) Protection for all aspects of the historic environment.
PPG17 SPORT AND RECREATION
(a) open spaces with recreational value should be protected from development;(b) adequate land is to be allocated for sport and informal recreation.