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Policy & Legislation Updates
 

National Policy Statement for water supply and treatment infrastructure consultation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is developing a national policy statement (NPS) for water supply and treatment infrastructure under the Planning Act 2008's nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) regime.

Draft Planning Practice Guidance on Viability

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued draft guidance on the making of viability assessments following its September consultation document which included proposals to make the procedure "simpler, quicker and more transparent."

Consultation on developing a National Policy Statement for Water Resources - Summary of responses

The purpose of this document is to summarise responses to the questions set out in the consultation on developing a National Policy Statement for Water Resources and to set out government's response.

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