A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
- Service Director Planning and Economic Growth Luton Borough Council Luton Borough Council
- Planning Enforcement Team Leader London Borough of Hounslow Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
- Director of Planning Peter Brett Associates City of Bristol
- Service Manager – Development Management Wigan Council Wigan, Greater Manchester
- Planner/Senior Planner Peter Brett Associates Bristol, London, Manchester, Reading
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.
Recommendations put forward by the government's infrastructure adviser that are backed by ministers could be confirmed as 'planning policy', according to a framework published by the Treasury this week.
A senior inspector who has examined some of the country's biggest infrastructure projects, including the Thames super-sewer, has joined law firm Pinsent Masons as a strategic planning adviser.
Energy secretary Greg Clark has refused permission for a 75km onshore pipeline intended to transport carbon dioxide emissions to a storage site under the North Sea, ruling that the need case for the development 'is not satisfactorily established'.
In a book published a couple of years ago, the former Labour home secretary Charles Clarke explored the concept of the 'too difficult box'. The book's chapters examine seemingly intractable issues such as social care funding, pensions and media regulation, which politicians are unable to crack.
A system put forward by a government-commissioned review to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) would see all development face a low-level charge, with no - or very few - exemptions, the removal of the need for an examination process, and a mandatory requirement placed on town halls to adopt the new mechanism.
Major energy projects in Wales will soon benefit from a simplification of the planning regime following the devolution of powers from Westminster.
An energy firm worked with Natural England to protect sensitive Dorset downland by relocating a solar farm. David Dewar reports.
Changes to environmental impact assessment rules could produce new burdens for councils and developers, James Alflatt predicts.
Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.
Policy: Charter for the National Infrastructure Commission.