National Planning Framework 4

National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) was adopted and published on 13 February 2023 and is the national spatial strategy for Scotland, incorporating spatial principles, regional priorities, national developments and national planning policy. Alongside the Moray Local Development Plan 2020, NPF4 forms part of the Development Plan for Moray. 


To find out more about NPF4, please visit Transforming Planning.

Planning Policy Guidance

To aide delivery or interpretation of NPF4 policies in the local context, planning policy guidance has been developed to guide developers and officers.

Policy 2 - Climate mitigation and adaptation

Policy 17 - Rural homes

Policy 25 - Community wealth building

Guidance will be developed/updated as further clarification on policy requirements emerge or national level guidance is provided.

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