The Government is currently consulting on their updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The framework sets out government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.
Planning plays a vital role in how we go about our everyday journeys. Too often, new developments are planned around the car, making walking and cycling to school and local shops difficult and increasing our dependency on the car.
In our consultation response to the draft revised NPPF, submitted today (10 May, 2018), we have said that the revised guidance should continue to require schools and key services to be located within walking distance of residential developments, to enable more walking of everyday journeys.