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.
A decision on a 480-home mixed-use scheme on an employment site in central Birmingham has been deferred over concerns that the scheme could jeopardise the delivery of a rail infrastructure project in the city.
Cheshire East Council has approved plans for an 800-space car park in the green belt to serve Manchester Airport, after officers advised that the proposal complied with a local policy to support airport operations and therefore met the "very special circumstances" necessary to justify consent.
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.
It looks like 2017 is going to be a turbulent year as decisions taken in 2016 come to fruition, but is there any certainty in nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) coming forwards?
- Planning Officer Henley Town Council Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
- Planning Officer North Norfolk District Council North Norfolk
- Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth Durham County Council Durham
- Principal Planner Walbrook Planning Consultants Bath, Somerset
- Planning Officer Eastleigh Borough Council Eastleigh, Hampshire