Cultural organisations respond to the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
Date uploaded: September 28, 2011
In addition to ixia’s response to the Government's consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), a number of other organisations have also published response papers:
Arts Council England (ACE)
Arts Development UK
The Theatres Trust
The National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers (NFASP)
All these responses recognise that, in attempting to streamline the number of pages of planning policy, the NPPF does not reference arts and culture. Whilst leisure, sports and heritage are explicitly recognised in the draft NPPF, arts and culture have been omitted. These responses all request that explicit reference is made in the NPPF to culture and to its role as an essential component of balanced sustainable development. To read ixia’s response, please click here.
In addition, in a letter to the Sunday Telegraph published on 2nd October, 20 major arts organisations jointly called for the inclusion of culture in the NPPF in response to the lack of recognition of culture and the arts in the Communities and Local Government department's draft NPPF.
Click here to read the Theatres Trust’s response paper.
Click here to read the NFASP's response paper.
Click here to read ACE's response.
Click here to read Arts Development UK's response paper.
Click here to read the joint response.
The government's deadline for responses was on 17th October 2011. We will keep you updated on the progress of the NPPF over the coming months.