The Prime Minister has been accused of 'dither and delay' after it emerged that MPs will not vote on airport expansion until next winter, but the government has played down suggestions that its timetable for the decision has slipped.
Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to use the 'power of government' to repair Britain's 'dysfunctional housing market'.1 comment
Plans for the second section of a new direct road link from junction 3 of the M18 to Doncaster Sheffield Airport have been given the go-ahead, after planners concluded that the scheme would secure regeneration and economic growth.
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.
Earlier this month, the transport secretary approved a strategic rail freight interchange near East Midlands Airport, which had been considered under the process for determining Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
The recommendation of the Davies Commission on airport expansion is as predictable as it is disastrous - not least for airports policy. A narrow business lobby has over-ridden local and national interests. Which dolt thinks that "quicker, easier, cheaper, Heathrow" are four words that would ever feature in the same sentence?1 comment
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From housebuilding to population projections, from infrastructure funding to environmental regulations, the Brexit vote is likely to have huge implications for planning and the built environment.
Policy: High Speed North
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