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Planning in 2017: Policy and legislation preview

Planning in 2017: Policy and legislation preview

The new year looks set to see further far-reaching changes to the planning system, with a series of new policies and laws promised by government. Bryan Johnston looks ahead.

Policy Summary: Fund to help authorities handle shale gas applications

Policy Summary: Fund to help authorities handle shale gas applications

Policy: Shale Exploration - Support for Mineral Planning Authorities

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Planning rules based on European law are likely to take many years to change despite the Brexit vote, a London conference organised by Planning heard yesterday. Here are three key messages to emerge from the event.

What's the future for fracking?

What's the future for fracking?

The number of applications from developers to frack for shale gas can be counted on the fingers of one hand. But can planning authorities expect many more in the years ahead, asks John Geoghegan.

Policy Summary: How committed is the government to a National Infrastructure Commission?

Policy Summary: How committed is the government to a National Infrastructure Commission?

Policy: Charter for the National Infrastructure Commission.

Does the National Infrastructure Commission still have teeth?

Does the National Infrastructure Commission still have teeth?

Last week, the government announced the National Infrastructure Commission would no longer have its independent status enshrined in law. Does the body still have teeth, Lee Baker asks.

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