The government may in the future consider setting developer contributions nationally and making them 'non-negotiable', a consultation on proposals for changes to the developer contributions system has revealed.
The emerging strategic transport plan for the north of England will seek to support councils' spatial and economic planning functions in developing an integrated approach to transport and land-use planning, its authors have promised.
The company leading the construction of the High Speed Two (HS2) high-speed rail project has received assurances that the collapse of construction firm Carillion is unlikely to directly affect progress on the scheme.
A key figure at the government's infrastructure advisory body has resigned, following a row within government over the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union.
Plans to repurpose the existing pan-London Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to raise funds towards the cost of the Crossrail 2 project have been published for a second round of consultation, with only minor changes proposed.
London mayor Sadiq Khan's new draft version of the London Plan was published yesterday. Planning has been collating reaction from across the planning sector.
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.
Northern uproar over transport investment highlights impact of former chancellor, by Jamie Carpenter
Nearly ten years ago, when I visited Blackburn as part of research for a special report on changing patterns of deprivation in England, local leaders highlighted the Lancashire town's poor rail service as a key factor holding back the economic development of their area.
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?
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.
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- Planning Partner – Cardiff Jon Taylor Associates Cardiff
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Enforcement Officer Cherwell District Council Banbury, Oxfordshire
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
The draft revised version of the London Plan was published for consultation this week. We highlight 13 things you need to know about the key proposed policy changes.
Mayoral opposition had to be overcome to obtain approval for London City Airport's expansion plan, David Dewar reports.
A delay to a ministerial decision on an application for a road tunnel in east London means that decisions on four out of the last eight projects to be determined under the fast-track process for nationally significant infrastructure projects have been delayed.
New digital engagement techniques proved key to securing public approval for a London borough's cycling scheme, says Mark Wilding.