Environmental campaigner Chris Packham has begun legal action seeking to overturn the Prime Minister's recent backing for the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project, arguing that the evidence supporting the decision was "flawed" and does not comply with the government's net zero carbon goal.
The government's announcement of support for the High Speed Two project after months of uncertainty signals the resumption of years' worth of determining applications for local authorities and opportunities for consultants, say observers.
The government's infrastructure advisory body has called on ministers to this year confirm the route for the proposed Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor expressway and warned that there is "still a long way to go" to boost housing delivery in the area to reach the levels needed.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given his backing to the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project, saying "we are going to get this done" and services could be in operation by the end of the decade.
Britain's departure from the EU and the election of a government with a solid parliamentary majority is likely to speed up policy-making on infrastructure, including the delivery of new National Policy Statements, according to a Whitehall planning official.
Sheffield City Region elected mayor Dan Jarvis looks set to be granted strategic planning powers after local authority leaders agreed to consult on a draft devolution deal for the area.
With news that a third runway at Heathrow is being delayed, pretty much all the country's largest infrastructure projects are having problems of one sort or another.
In furtherance of a pledge made by Boris Johnson during his leadership campaign, the government has launched a review of HS2. Does that mean it is the beginning of the end of the project?
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 2016-17 storm season started with storm Angus, and recently Aileen and Brian have also caused trouble. In the infrastructure planning world, are we about to see a storm of epic proportions? Let's call it Storm Doug, for roads being dug up. Sorry, it's the best I can do.
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Some key areas of unfinished business face the new Conservative government. Below, we outline seven of the most significant tasks.
The key changes to how local authorities charge, collect and report on developer contributions, and their implications. Mark Wilding reports.
Local authorities in the South West accounted for more than half of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules adopted last year, according to figures recorded by Planning.
What are the implications for councils and developers of the introduction of the second iteration of the London mayor's community infrastructure levy, asks Adam Branson.