Planning Policy Statement 1 (PPS1) sets out the Government's overarching planning policies on the delivery of sustainable development through the planning system.
This replaces Planning Policy Guidance Note 1: General Policies and Principles (PPG1) published in February 1997.
Planning and Climate Change sets out how planning, in providing for the new homes, jobs and infrastructure needed by communities, should help shape places with lower carbon emissions and resilient to the climate change now accepted as inevitable.
See Planning and Climate Change for further detail
This Planning Policy Statement (PPS) provides the standards any eco-town will have to adhere to and the list of locations identified with the potential for an eco-town.
See Eco-towns for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3) underpins the delivery of the Government's strategic housing policy objectives and our goal to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live in a decent home, which they can afford in a community where they want to live.
See Housing for further detail
See Planning for Sustainable Economic Growth for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 6 (PPS6) sets out the Government's policy on planning for the future of town centres.
This replaces Revised Planning Policy Guidance Note 6: Town Centres and Retail Developments (PPG6) published in 1996 and subsequent policy statements.
See Planning for Town Centres (Cancelled) for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 7 (PPS7) sets out the Government's planning policies for rural areas, including country towns and villages and the wider, largely undeveloped countryside up to the fringes of larger urban areas.
See Sustainable Development in Rural Areas for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 9 (PPS9) sets out planning policies on protection of biodiversity and geological conservation through the planning system.
This replaces Planning Policy Guidance Note 9 on Nature Conservation (PPG9) published in October 1994
See Biodiversity & Geological Conservation for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 10 (PPS10) sets out the Government's policy to be taken into account by waste planning authorities and forms part of the national waste management plan for the UK
See Planning for Sustainable Waste for further detail
See Regional Spatial Strategies for further detail
See Local Spatial Planning for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 22 (PPS22) sets out the Government's policies for renewable energy, which planning authorities should have regard to when preparing local development documents and when taking planning decisions
See Renewable Energy for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 23 (PPS23) is intended to complement the new pollution control framework under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the PPC Regulations 2000.
This replaces Planning Policy Guidance Note 23: Planning and Pollution Control (PPG12) published in 1994.
See Planning & Pollution Control for further detail
Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25) sets out Government policy on development and flood risk. It's aims are to ensure that flood risk is taken into account at all stages in the planning process to avoid inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding, and to direct development away from areas of highest risk.
Where new development is, exceptionally, necessary in such areas, policy aims to make it safe, without increasing flood risk elsewhere, and, where possible, reducing flood risk overall.
This replaces Planning Policy Guidance Note 25: Development and Flood Risk (PPG25), published in July 2001
See Development & Flood Risk for further detail