The government has announced the latest allocations from its Local Growth Fund, including £12 million to help develop a new 'garden city in the Black Country', as part of its 'Midlands Engine Growth Strategy'.
Planning and property experts have welcomed plans to pilot a new land value capture mechanism in London, but have expressed disappointment at the lack of housing and planning-related measures in yesterday's Budget.
Local planning authorities along the route of the high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham are preparing to determine scores of applications related to the detailed design of elements of the controversial infrastructure project after legislation paving the way for the scheme received Royal Assent last week.
Supporters of proposals to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy with a low-level charge say that new figures demonstrating the success of a pan-London levy set up to raise funds for the Crossrail project serve to bolster rather than undermine their case.
The hybrid bill taking forward the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project has today received Royal Assent, enabling construction on the project to begin on schedule later this year.
Receipts from London mayoral development tariffs intended to fund the Crossrail infrastructure project are 'on track' to raise a £600 million target by March 2019, a review has concluded.
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.
Last month, the House of Commons select committee considering the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill published its second special report of the 2015/16 Parliamentary session. In the report, the committee identifies the positive aspects of the hybrid bill process, but also makes several recommendations to address the problems it highlights.
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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The contents of a draft version of the document that will guide the planning decision on a third runway at Heathrow gives the airport the signal to start work on its application, while substantial obstacles still lie on the road ahead, say experts.
Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.
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.
Local authorities will be invited to bid for funding from the £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund announced yesterday via a prospectus to be published in the New Year, housing minister Gavin Barwell has told Planning.