The government has said it will not progress work on proposals to reinstate several rail links in the South East or construct a new rail link between the Sussex coast, Canary Wharf and Stansted, but has suggested that local areas could develop the plans if they accept 'significant additional local housing and commercial development'.1 comment
The government must publish a 'comprehensive re-analysis' of the air quality impacts of Heathrow expansion alongside the final draft of the Airports National Policy Statement, MPs have recommended.
A planning application has been submitted for a new 2.2-kilometre mass transit system linking Luton Airport Parkway rail station with Luton Airport.
It looks like 2017 is going to be a turbulent year as decisions taken in 2016 come to fruition, but is there any certainty in nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) coming forwards?
This week's announcement that the government will support a third runway at Heathrow airport signals that, although there has been a slowdown in infrastructure projects, those that are coming forward are getting bigger.
Picture the scene. The Prime Minister has announced that a new flagship hub airport is to be built in north Kent. Flanked by transport secretary Chris Grayling, she walked across derelict land on the Isle of Grain in a scene reminiscent of the Thatcher 'walk in the wilderness' on Teesside some 30 years ago.
We can all see tactical political calculations in government pushing back the Heathrow runway expansion decision beyond the London mayoral elections in May.
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