Plans have been approved for a 4.4km link road that travels through the Bedfordshire green belt and partly through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) after planners advised that the scheme was a "critical component" of wider rail and road improvements for the Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor.
Some key areas of unfinished business face the new Conservative government. Below, we outline seven of the most significant tasks.
Plans have been submitted for a runway extension at Southampton Airport, which the owners say would allow passenger numbers to rise by 150 per cent over the next 20 years.
With news that a third runway at Heathrow is being delayed, pretty much all the country's largest infrastructure projects are having problems of one sort or another.
Heathrow Airport Ltd launched a statutory consultation on 18 June on its proposals to build a third runway and associated infrastructure. It is called "statutory" because it is required under the Planning Act 2008, which created the consenting system for nationally significant infrastructure projects, before an application can be made.
Headlines earlier this month such as 'Heathrow third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling' (Guardian) and 'Heathrow expansion gets green light from government as transport secretary Chris Grayling hails "historic moment"' (City AM) may have given you the impression that construction was now able to start on the new runway.
The government has taken an important step by publishing its airports national policy statement (NPS), supporting the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.
- Senior Planning Officer Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
- Policy and Planning Manager Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
- Principal Planning Officer Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
- Senior Town Planner (5+ years’ experience) Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design London Bridge, SE1
- Senior Planning Consultant DPA Architects Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire