After a few false-starts and much anticipation (well, here at least), the draft NPPF was published at lunchtime today.

At first glance, it looks very similar to the leaked version, which was in itself very similar to the Advisory Group's non-official draft. You can see some comments on the leaked version in Beverley's post of 6 July. We will be busy reviewing the offical draft and putting together some comments for you very shortly.