Two more major road projects have joined the pre-application queue for consideration under the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) regime in the past fortnight.
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.
Government infrastructure adviser the National Infrastructure Commission has indicated that it could next year make housing-related recommendations, despite housing supply not falling within its remit. But observers are unsure as to how the government is likely to respond.1 comment
A key model of levering cash for infrastructure will not generate enough money for major transport schemes in the capital, London's deputy mayor has said.
London mayor Sadiq Khan's proposals to increase the mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) have come under fire from two south London boroughs.
A new package of measures intended to simplify and speed up the compulsory purchase process has been introduced by the government.1 comment
The 2016-17 storm season started with storm Angus, and recently Aileen and Brian have also caused trouble. In the infrastructure planning world, are we about to see a storm of epic proportions? Let's call it Storm Doug, for roads being dug up. Sorry, it's the best I can do.
Northern uproar over transport investment highlights impact of former chancellor, by Jamie Carpenter
Nearly ten years ago, when I visited Blackburn as part of research for a special report on changing patterns of deprivation in England, local leaders highlighted the Lancashire town's poor rail service as a key factor holding back the economic development of their area.
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.
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Mayoral opposition had to be overcome to obtain approval for London City Airport's expansion plan, David Dewar reports.
New digital engagement techniques proved key to securing public approval for a London borough's cycling scheme, says Mark Wilding.
Local authorities seeking to promote changes to plans for the second phase of the HS2 rail link will have to invest significant time and resources to argue their case, according to infrastructure planning experts.
Changes to London's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) system would see charges go up by more than a fifth in most boroughs, but the capital's deputy mayor for planning says that City Hall has taken independent advice that the proposed charges will not affect development viability.