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Campaigners begin legal proceedings against DfT's roads investment strategy

Campaigners begin legal proceedings against DfT's roads investment strategy

Campaigners have launched judicial review proceedings against the Department for Transport's (DfT's) latest roads investment strategy, claiming the the document breaches the government's own commitments to tackle global warming and reduce air pollution.

Transport secretary backs new M42 junction six dual carriageway in Birmingham green belt

Transport secretary backs new M42 junction six dual carriageway in Birmingham green belt

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has granted consent for a new dual carriageway on green belt land on the edge of Birmingham as part of an upgrade to junction six of the M42, after concluding that the project would help improve access to the city's airport and support the development of a new High Speed Two (HS2) train station.

Go-ahead for Old Oak Common HS2 interchange

Go-ahead for Old Oak Common HS2 interchange

HS2 Ltd, the government-owned company tasked with delivering the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project, has secured planning approval for its plans to build a 14 platform railway station at Old Oak Common in west London.

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Why the country's biggest infrastructure projects have hit problems, by Angus Walker

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.

Third runway likely to break record, by Angus Walker

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.

Heathrow runway is a long way off, by Angus Walker

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 battle over the third runway at Heathrow airport is far from finished, by Richard Garlick

The government has taken an important step by publishing its airports national policy statement (NPS), supporting the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

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