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Link infrastructure with housing delivery to maximise benefits, summit told

Link infrastructure with housing delivery to maximise benefits, summit told

Joining up investment in major infrastructure projects with housing delivery is a 'big challenge', a senior Treasury official told today's National Planning Summit.

Guidance confirms details of NSIP regime expansion

Guidance confirms details of NSIP regime expansion

Guidance published today confirms the details of provisions which from next month will allow housing associated with major infrastructure projects to be considered as part of the fast-track nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) regime, including a 500-home limit on the number of units that could be granted consent under the mechanism.

NSIP route to open for housing proposals from next month

NSIP route to open for housing proposals from next month

The government has laid regulations before Parliament that will next month bring into force provisions that will allow schemes of up to 500 homes associated with major infrastructure projects to be considered as part of the fast-track nationally significant infrastructure project regime.

Judge strikes out third runway legal challenge

Judge strikes out third runway legal challenge

An attempt by campaigners and local authorities to bring a High Court challenge against a third runway at Heathrow has been struck out by a judge, who ruled he had 'no jurisdiction' to hear the claim.

Major Infrastructure In Depth & Comment

City region mayoral elections preview - infrastructure

City region mayoral elections preview - infrastructure

In the second of Planning's previews of next month's English city-region mayoral elections, Bryan Johnston looks at how the main contenders are proposing to upgrade critical infrastructure in their areas.

Will 50% fee rise deter infrastructure project promoters?

Will 50% fee rise deter infrastructure project promoters?

Infrastructure experts doubt that a big rise in examination fees will deter applicants from using the Planning Act 2008 route to secure infrastructure consent, although some suggest it could influence the shape of future proposals to minimise costs.

How an inflation-proofing mechanism is raising infrastructure levy charges

How an inflation-proofing mechanism is raising infrastructure levy charges

Rules intended to ensure that Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges respond to market conditions mean that rates have risen by nearly a third in some of the first areas to adopt the levy, an analysis by Planning has found.

How digital innovators could harness infrastructure data

How digital innovators could harness infrastructure data

The government-backed innovation centre for cities is working on a prototype device that it claims would generate digital heat maps showing planners how sites' infrastructure capacity will change as plans are built out.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Route-wide order approves matters ancillary to HS2 construction

Policy Summary: Route-wide order approves matters ancillary to HS2 construction

Policy: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Act 2017: Government Response to the Consultation on the Draft Class Approval for Matters Ancillary to Development under Schedule 17.

Policy Summary: New guidance on getting consent for housing with major infrastructure projects

Policy Summary: New guidance on getting consent for housing with major infrastructure projects

Policy: Guidance on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and Housing.

Policy Briefing: What proposed environmental assessment changes mean

Policy Briefing: What proposed environmental assessment changes mean

Changes to environmental impact assessment rules could produce new burdens for councils and developers, James Alflatt predicts.

CIL Watch