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26th March 2020

Gummer’s Law

Richard Hawkes explains Gummer’s Law. The original Paragraph 79 policy – PPG 7 paragraph 3.21

In 1997 the then Environment Secretary, John Gummer, revised Planning Policy Guidance 7: Countryside to include PPG 7 Paragraph 3.21 which was the first iteration of what we know as ‘Paragraph 84’. Richard Hawkes talks through the initial policy and what it sought to achieve. This is the first in a series of short videos which cover the various iterations of the Paragraph 84 policy; from PPG 7 3.12 to PPS 7 paragraph 11 to NPPF Paragraph 55 bullet 4 to its then current revision Paragraph 79e. (recorded when the paragraph 84 policy was still at Paragraph 79)

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