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Heathrow third runway planning timetable revealed

Heathrow third runway planning timetable revealed

A final planning decision on a third runway at Heathrow could be delivered by September 2021, an indicative timetable for the process agreed between the airport and ministers suggests.

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

Local authorities around Heathrow fear that the government's 2017 local plan deadline could undermine their efforts to plan to accommodate the employment and housing growth generated by a third runway at the airport.

Senior legal figure to oversee airports consultation

Senior legal figure to oversee airports consultation

The former senior president of tribunals Sir Jeremy Sullivan has been appointed by the government to oversee the consultation process on the forthcoming national policy statement (NPS) against which the planning decision on Heathrow's third runway will be decided, the transport secretary has announced.

Heathrow decision: five key messages for planners

Heathrow decision: five key messages for planners

A final planning decision is still years away, the door could be left open for Gatwick expansion and a third runway could impact west London housing and employment forecasts.

Major Infrastructure In Depth & Comment

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Planning rules based on European law are likely to take many years to change, a London conference organised by Planning heard yesterday. Here are three key messages to emerge from the event.

How Hammond is seeking to use roads cash to unlock homes

How Hammond is seeking to use roads cash to unlock homes

Autumn Statement announcements make clear that, instead of repairing existing road, ministers are focused on using roads funding to pump prime other types of development.

What cash limit means for infrastructure commission

What cash limit means for infrastructure commission

A cap on spending tied to economic growth need not stop the National Infrastructure Commission from flagging up longer-term priorities, sector experts have suggested.

How the government aims to boost housing with infrastructure

How the government aims to boost housing with infrastructure

Local authorities will be invited to bid for funding from the £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund announced yesterday via a prospectus to be published in the New Year, housing minister Gavin Barwell has told Planning.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.

Policy Summary: How committed is the government to a National Infrastructure Commission?

Policy Summary: How committed is the government to a National Infrastructure Commission?

Policy: Charter for the National Infrastructure Commission.

Policy Briefing: Department for Transport alters HS2 safeguarding areas

Policy Briefing: Department for Transport alters HS2 safeguarding areas

The latest safeguarding changes show that the High Speed Two route is a work in progress, say Robbie Owen and Matthew Fox.

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