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Airport landowner embarks on rival Heathrow DCO application

Airport landowner embarks on rival Heathrow DCO application

Hotel operator Arora Group has taken the first step in its bid to secure a development consent order (DCO) for a Heathrow expansion plan to rival that of the airport operator.

North of England transport strategy calls for creation of 'Great North Plan'

North of England transport strategy calls for creation of 'Great North Plan'

Calls for the creation of a strategic "Great North Plan", a Leeds airport railway station, another Tees Crossing, and a series of other new road and rail links are proposed in a new strategic transport plan for the north of England.

Government extends lorry park consent at contested Kent site to boost Brexit preparations

Government extends lorry park consent at contested Kent site to boost Brexit preparations

The government has issued an order to extend a planning consent allowing a disused airport in Kent - the subject of two rival proposals for an air freight hub and 2,500 homes - to be used as a lorry park in the event of cross-Channel disruption after Brexit.

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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.

The infrastructure pipeline sputters, by Angus Walker

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?

The rise of the mega-scheme, by Angus Walker

This week's announcement that the government will support a third runway at Heathrow airport signals that, although there has been a slowdown in infrastructure projects, those that are coming forward are getting bigger.

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