A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.
Policy: Charter for the National Infrastructure Commission.
The latest safeguarding changes show that the High Speed Two route is a work in progress, say Robbie Owen and Matthew Fox.