A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
- Principal and Associate Planners David Lock Associates: Town Planning & Urban Design Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
- Senior Development Management Officer Mansfield District Council Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
- Business Development Director, Birmingham JSM Associates Birmingham
- Senior Policy Officer Greater London Authority London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Level Career Grade Planner London Borough of Hounslow Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
The Prime Minister has been accused of 'dither and delay' after it emerged that MPs will not vote on airport expansion until next winter, but the government has played down suggestions that its timetable for the decision has slipped.
Plans for deliver the infrastructure that would connect the planned Triton Knoll offshore wind farm to the national grid have been given the go-ahead by business and energy secretary Greg Clark, who ruled that there is a 'compelling case' for approving the development.
Plans to upgrade 32 miles of the M4 motorway between west London and Theale, Berkshire, to a 'smart motorway', with the hard shoulder converted into permanent fourth lane, have been given the go-ahead by the transport secretary, who concluded that the proposals would increase capacity, improve traffic flow and reduce journey times.
The developer behind plans for a new leisure and entertainment resort in north Kent has confirmed that it has delayed submitting its planning application until next year so that consultation can take place on changes to the proposals.
Last week, the government announced the National Infrastructure Commission would no longer have its independent status enshrined in law. Does the body still have teeth, Lee Baker asks.
The National Infrastructure Commission was conceived by former chancellor George Osborne as an independent body that would define the country's infrastructure needs, and 'hold feet to the fire' if they were not met.
Picture the scene. The Prime Minister has announced that a new flagship hub airport is to be built in north Kent. Flanked by transport secretary Chris Grayling, she walked across derelict land on the Isle of Grain in a scene reminiscent of the Thatcher 'walk in the wilderness' on Teesside some 30 years ago.
The number of applications from developers to frack for shale gas can be counted on the fingers of one hand. But can planning authorities expect many more in the years ahead, asks John Geoghegan.
Policy: Charter for the National Infrastructure Commission.
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