The clause fulfils the commitment made in the government’s productivity plan "Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation" to legislate to allow an element of housing to be consented when development consent is granted for a nationally significant infrastructure project under the Planning Act 2008.
The legislation being brought forward will enable housing which is related to the infrastructure to be consented as part of a development consent order for a nationally significant infrastructure project. In order to provide flexibility, the government is proposing that further details on the circumstances where housing will be acceptable and the amount and type of housing that would be allowable should be set out in guidance rather than primary legislation. The briefing note therefore includes a draft guidance note.
Published: October 2015
This item updates DCP section 3