National Planning Policy Framework
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. It provides a framework within which local people and their accountable councils can produce their own local and neighbourhood plans that reflect the needs and priorities of their communities. The NPPF sets out 12 core land-use planning principles which should underpin both plan-making and decision-taking. Newcastle City Councils policies towards archaeology and conservation are based on this document.
The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan will guide development in Newcastle and Gateshead to 2030. It is the first part of both councils Local Plan. The Plan covers the whole of the area within the administrative boundaries of Gateshead and Newcastle and includes strategic policies and specific policies for the Urban Core, Sub-Areas and sites.