This introductory guide is the first in a series that supports local authorities with implementing the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity 2016 (NPS-UDC). It helps decision-makers understand the objectives and policies in the NPS-UDC so they can give effect to them as intended.
The guide is for council officers and elected members, planners, lawyers and other people involved in the implementation of the NPS-UDC. It is not part of the NPS-UDC and does not have statutory weight.
The guide should be read alongside the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity 2016.