John Gummers 1997 version of PPG1
upped the ante, by suggesting that 'Applicants for planning permission should, as a minimum, provide a short written statement setting out the design principles adopted as well as illustrative material .
He also announces that in the review and replacement of planning policy guidance notes (PPGs) with planning policy statements (PPSs) priority will be given to PPG1
(on general policies and principles), PPG3 (housing), PPG4 (economic development), PPG6 (town centres), PPG7 (countryside), PPG9 (nature conservation), PPG1
0 (waste management), PPG1
1 (regional planning), PPG1
2 (development plans), PPG 22 (renewable energy), PPG 23 (pollution), and PPG25 (flood risk)--consultation on several of which has already taken place or is under way.