Air quality is becoming a source of contention in planning decisions far more frequently, developing into an issue of increasing importance in a growing number of local disputes as well as affecting major infrastructure projects, according to experts.
The government has announced that it is withdrawing proposals to construct a lorry park in Kent which had been planned to provide a solution to potential cross-Channel ferry disruption.
There has been an 82 per cent increase in the number of homes approved in England's 34 areas of outstanding natural beauty since 2012, a study by countryside campaigners has found.
The government is considering widening the definition of the water resources infrastructure that is eligible to use the planning process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), according to a consultation document released today.
Plans have been unveiled this week for a solar farm which is set to become the first such scheme to be determined through the nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIP) regime.
The government's air quality action plan faces a further court challenge after an environmental charity said ministers' approach still falls short of what is needed to bring air pollution within legal limits.
Delays in decision-making on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) used to be an exceptional circumstance. Only one of the first 42 decisions missed the three month decision deadline. But suddenly they are becoming commonplace.
The High Court has handed down judgment on a challenge by three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017.
There are just under 19 months left until 'exit day' - the departure from the European Union currently planned for 29 March 2019. The third round of Brexit negotiations has started, but what has happened so far about planning?
It seems increasingly likely that the car industry will change radically within the next twenty years or so. Both the UK and France have recently committed to ban the sale of new petrol cars by 2040, and electric car manufacturer Tesla has just released its first vehicle intended for the mass market.2 comments
- Planners North Norfolk District Council Norfolk
- Career Grade Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Deputy Team Leader (Development Management) Brent Council Wembley, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet, Somerset
The latest consultation on a draft national policy statement (NPS) for aviation continues to stress the case for expansion at Heathrow over other South East airports, but some observers say question marks remain over the government's assumptions on air quality.
Mayoral opposition had to be overcome to obtain approval for London City Airport's expansion plan, David Dewar reports.
A delay to a ministerial decision on an application for a road tunnel in east London means that decisions on four out of the last eight projects to be determined under the fast-track process for nationally significant infrastructure projects have been delayed.
New digital engagement techniques proved key to securing public approval for a London borough's cycling scheme, says Mark Wilding.