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New transport pot will support delivery of housing schemes

New transport pot will support delivery of housing schemes

Transport projects that enable the delivery of 'vital new housing developments' are in line for cash from a new £1.1 billion fund to tackle congestion and deliver local road and public transport network improvements, the transport secretary has said.

IED Conference: Housebuilding failure could block regional growth, says Birmingham leader

IED Conference: Housebuilding failure could block regional growth, says Birmingham leader

A failure to build enough housing could thwart city regions' efforts to boost regional growth, the leader of Birmingham City Council told the IED Annual Conference today.

Government confirms route for second phase of HS2

Government confirms route for second phase of HS2

The government has set out its preferred route for the second phase of the HS2 rail link from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds, including seven alterations to the original proposals.

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The rise of the mega-scheme, by Angus Walker

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.

An airport vision that makes sense, by Graeme Bell

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.

The UK Central solution to government's Heathrow dilemma, by David Marlow

We can all see tactical political calculations in government pushing back the Heathrow runway expansion decision beyond the London mayoral elections in May.

Rail freight approval makes the NSIP policy landscape a little less clear, by Richard Garlick

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.

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Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.

What Brexit vote means for planning practitioners

What Brexit vote means for planning practitioners

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 Summary: Commission recommends integration of rail and road strategies in the north

Policy Summary: Commission recommends integration of rail and road strategies in the north

Policy: High Speed North

Sponsored content: National Infrastructure Commission - The Agenda for Infrastructure

Sponsored content: National Infrastructure Commission - The Agenda for Infrastructure

Planning brought together an expert panel to examine what the National Infrastructure Commission's first reports mean for planners. Susie Sell reports.


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