Training & events

Rural - Impact of National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Web class Online, 22 Mar 2018

The National Planning Policy Framework for England has swept aside long-established national planning policy for the countryside. This web class provides a series of short summary presentations that will introduce the NPPF in its wider planning context.

Planning Policy Statements, like their predecessors Planning Policy Guidance Notes are no more.  In their place we have broad statements of national policy which have to be supplemented at the local level.  This Web Class takes a look at the impact of the new framework on rural development from the point of view of the non-specialist who nevertheless needs to appreciate its impact when dealing with estate management, business development and valuation, as well as the latest developments with permitted development rights in the countryside.

Who Should Attend

This Web Class will be of particular interest to

  • Practising estate managers
  • Rural and agricultural valuers
  • Others with an interest in farm and estate management, appraisal and valuation. 
  • Experienced land agents will be able to update their knowledge in this developing area.  For less experienced valuers and trainees, as well as landowners and farmers, the Web Class will serve as an excellent introduction to the role of the NPPF in development control and local policy development.

Web Class Pre-requisites

A professional or business background in valuation or rural estate management, coupled with an awareness of the general application of planning control and policy on farms and estates.


A series of short summary presentations will introduce the NPPF in its wider planning context.  These will be interspersed with brief activities to enable delegates to ensure they have a firm grasp of the key points.  There will also be opportunities for delegates to raise their own questions and draw on their own professional experience.