A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
- Planners North Norfolk District Council Norfolk
- Career Grade Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Deputy Team Leader (Development Management) Brent Council Wembley, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Strategic roads body Highways England has confirmed that it is looking at bringing forward around 30 applications for major road projects between now and 2020 under the development consent order (DCO) process for major infrastructure schemes.
A decision on plans for a new road tunnel in east London has been postponed by the government so that it can further consider responses to its national air quality plan.
A pledge to establish a 'bespoke infrastructure consenting process' is contained in a national strategy published last week by the Welsh government.
Steps to streamline the planning process for the deployment of rapidly-evolving energy storage technology follow confusion over how such schemes should be treated in the planning regime.
Air quality is becoming a source of contention in planning decisions far more frequently, developing into an issue of increasing importance in a growing number of local disputes as well as affecting major infrastructure projects, according to experts.
Delays in decision-making on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) used to be an exceptional circumstance. Only one of the first 42 decisions missed the three month decision deadline. But suddenly they are becoming commonplace.
The latest consultation on a draft national policy statement (NPS) for aviation continues to stress the case for expansion at Heathrow over other South East airports, but some observers say question marks remain over the government's assumptions on air quality.
The 2016-17 storm season started with storm Angus, and recently Aileen and Brian have also caused trouble. In the infrastructure planning world, are we about to see a storm of epic proportions? Let's call it Storm Doug, for roads being dug up. Sorry, it's the best I can do.
The mayor of London's draft transport strategy could reshape patterns of development over time, says Matthew Mainstone.
Policy: Clean Air Zone Framework
Policy: Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans: Technical Guidance for Local Authorities.