Planners will help to "set the vision" to deliver the government's new 2050 net zero emissions target with the built environment offering some of the biggest opportunities to cut emissions, commentators have predicted.
Dismissing a judicial review claim against the government's airports national policy statement (ANPS), the High Court has ruled that its decision to support a third runway at Heathrow Airport was lawful.
A legal challenge against the government's Airports National Policy Statement (NPS), which sets the policy framework for the expansion of Heathrow airport, has been rejected by the High Court.
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?
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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