A London council's bid to continue its battle to limit rush-hour heavy lorry movements to and from High Speed Two (HS2) construction sites has failed at the Court of Appeal, after a judge found an inspector’s reasoning in rejecting the authority's attempt to exert closer control over such routes to be “legally impeccable”.
Network Rail has submitted plans for a new train station on the southern fringe of Cambridge to support the growth of new homes and jobs in the city - more than four years after the scheme was first proposed.
The Court of Appeal has backed the mayor of London's controversial Streetspace project, which has introduced "low traffic neighbourhoods" across the capital, after it overturned a previous High Court ruling that the programme had been introduced unlawfully.
Plans for a new service station and 100-bedroom hotel on a 15-hectare green belt site on the M62 in Cheshire have been refused against officers’ advice, after members reportedly found that the proposal did not meet the “very special circumstances” necessary to justify permission.
The government has announced funding of £50 million for two road projects in Devon and Wiltshire, to support the construction of a total of 6,600 new homes in both areas.
A new bill to provide the planning and compulsory purchase powers to build the next stage of the High Speed Two (HS2) network between Crewe and Manchester has been announced in today's Queen Speech.
The government plainly needs to up its game. The three most recent decisions of its secretaries of state to approve development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects against examiners’ recommendations have all been quashed: the Norfolk Vanguard wind farm, Manston Airport and now the A303 trunk road improvement in Wiltshire.
Since, broadly speaking, the distant consequences of actions are more uncertain than the immediate consequences, it is seldom justifiable to embark on any policy on the ground that, though harmful in the present, it will be beneficial in the long run.”
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?
- Planning Assistant Cheshire East Council Crewe or Macclesfield, with flexible and home working
- Planning Officer Cheshire East Council Crewe or Macclesfield, with flexible office and home working
- Senior Planning Officer Cheshire East Council Macclesfield, with flexible office and home working
- Principal Planning Officer Cheshire East Council Macclesfield or Crewe, with flexible office and home working
- Planner London Borough of Bromley Bromley (London Borough), London (Greater)
- Principal DM Planning Roles - Home Counties & East Anglia Carrington West Home Counties & East Anglia
- Principal Planner Leeds City Council Leeds, West Yorkshire
- Transport Planner London Borough of Hounslow Hounslow, London
- Senior Transport Planner (3-year fixed-term contract) London Borough of Hounslow Hounslow, London
- Planning Consultants Strutt & Parker South East England
Key planning stages reached by Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects between November 2020 and January 2021
Key planning stages reached by Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects between June and August 2020
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.
Some key areas of unfinished business face the new Conservative government. Below, we outline seven of the most significant tasks.