Delivering Sustainable Development - NPPF

The Government indicates that it is committed to ensuring that the planning system does everything it can to ensure sustainable economic growth. Planning policies should recognise and seek to address potential barriers to investment, including a poor environment or any lack of infrastructure, services or housing. It identifies a set of six requirements to ensure a positive approach to sustainable economic development.

One particular requirement relevant to waterways is the need to identify priority areas for economic regeneration, infrastructure provision and environmental enhancement.