Decision details

Response to Government consultations – to changes to the NPPF and National Model Design Code

Reference: D1159

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To gain portfolio holder endorsement of Gedling Borough Council’s proposed response contained in Appendix A to the Government consultation on changes to the NPPF and at Appendix B in connection with the Government consultation on the draft National Model Design Code. The consultation response is required to be submitted by 27th March 2021.


1)The Portfolio Holder approves the proposed response to the consultations on the following:
Proposed changes to the NPPF – as set out under the relevant questions reproduced in Appendix A; and
The New Model Design Code as set out in Appendix B.

Reasons for the decision:

To inform the Government of the Council’s perspective on proposed planning reforms.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative options are for Gedling Borough Council to not respond to the consultation or to amend the drafted response. There is no requirement for the Council to respond to this public consultation but doing so will inform the Government’s planning reform proposals from the Council’s perspective. The draft response provided has been informed by the relevant Council Officers in both Planning Policy and Development Management and can be amended if the Portfolio Holder considers it necessary to do so.

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Date of decision: 01/04/2021

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