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Government announces 2050 net zero emissions target

Government announces 2050 net zero emissions target

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.

Heathrow runway judicial review claim dismissed

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.

Campaigners lose High Court challenge against Heathrow expansion

Campaigners lose High Court challenge against Heathrow expansion

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.

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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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