A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
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Strategic roads body Highways England has confirmed that it is looking at bringing forward around 30 applications for major road projects between now and 2020 under the development consent order (DCO) process for major infrastructure schemes.
A decision on plans for a new road tunnel in east London has been postponed by the government so that it can further consider responses to its national air quality plan.
A pledge to establish a 'bespoke infrastructure consenting process' is contained in a national strategy published last week by the Welsh government.
Steps to streamline the planning process for the deployment of rapidly-evolving energy storage technology follow confusion over how such schemes should be treated in the planning regime.
A tumultuous post-Christmas period for the government departments leading on planning policy-making and their advisers began with the acrimonious resignation after Christmas of Lord Adonis, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission.
There was a flurry of activity in late 2017 surrounding the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge "arc" - the currently leaderless National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its final report Partnering for Prosperity recommending a million new houses along its length, underpinned by a new fast road and railway.
A proposed update to the national policy statement for large nuclear power stations does not suggest the addition of new sites.
The government's new industrial strategy emphasises the importance of housing delivery in boosting economic growth and backs strategic planning by groups of councils.
Planners need to start preparing now for the future impacts of autonomous vehicles, Matthew White suggests.
Policy: Consultation on developing a National Policy Statement for water resources and proposed amendments to the Planning Act 2008.
The mayor of London's draft transport strategy could reshape patterns of development over time, says Matthew Mainstone.