A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
- BUILDINGS FOR MISSION SECRETARY The Church of England Diocese of Durham Durham (City/Town)
- Urban Designer Plymouth City Council Plymouth, Devon
- Planning Officer Plymouth City Council Plymouth, Devon
- Planning Compliance Officer Plymouth City Council Plymouth, Devon
- Principal Planner (Career Grade) Islington Council Islington, London (Greater)
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has signalled that the timetable for designating the policy statement that will guide the planning decision on Heathrow's third runway has slipped, with a vote in the House of Commons now expected 'in the first half of 2018'.
The publication of a draft version of the first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) is likely to slip to the autumn, a senior official at the government's infrastructure advisory body has said.
A senior official at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has defended government delays in determining two major infrastructure schemes, saying that new ministers needed time to get up to speed on the details.
The boss of the National Infrastructure Commission has teamed up with business leaders to fire a warning to the government not to let up on its programme of infrastructure construction in the wake of this month's inconclusive election result.
The government sees a key function of a new £2.3 billion infrastructure fund as being to spur local authorities to get up-to-date plans in place, but experts have raised questions over how the funding pot will operate and its likely effectiveness in unlocking housing sites.
Changes to London's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) system would see charges go up by more than a fifth in most boroughs, but the capital's deputy mayor for planning says that City Hall has taken independent advice that the proposed charges will not affect development viability.
One of the cornerstones of the Planning Act 2008 regime that governs the determination of applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is its relatively fixed timescales.
Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.
Policy: Clean Air Zone Framework
Policy: Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans: Technical Guidance for Local Authorities.
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.