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Position Statement

Our Position Statement sets out our thinking as of November 2020 and reflected on the wealth of information received through the Call for Ideas engagement programme. 

This Position Statement aims to inform further discussions and is not itself a document setting out policy.  It is important to emphasise that no decisions have been made and we will extensively consult on the detail in Autumn 2021.

We invited comments on the Position Statement over a 12 week period from November to 19 February 2021. The consultation responses are available to view and an analysis of those responses will be published in due course.

We will continue to update our Programme for Engagement - PDF (291kB) as work progresses towards a draft NPF4, ensuring opportunities for all to be involved.

During the Position Statement consultation period, the Royal Town Planning Institute held 4 roundtable sessions to discuss some key themes:

Post Covid Recovery - PDF (391kB)

20 Minute neighbourhoods - PDF (276kB)

Achieving net zero - PDF (396kB)

Delivering good quality development - PDF (368kB)

The following resources were provided alongside the Position Statement to stimulate discussions during the consultation period:

Overview Presentation (self-read) of the Position Statement - PDF (1.7MB)

Summary Sheet of Potential Key Policy Shifts - PDF (110kB)

Infographics on the four NPF4 themes - PDF (210kB)

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2021