Proposals for a 10,000-home development in west London and a 13,400-home garden town in Oxfordshire are among the four projects that have been allocated a total of £717 million from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).
A separate spatial strategy for London's outer boroughs should be produced to help tackle rising levels of poverty, according to a report published today by a think tank.
A "net health gain" principle should be embedded in national planning policy to ensure that new developments do not contribute to the problem of air pollution, a report by government agency Public Health England has recommended.
Key milestones in the delivery of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge 'growth arc' are "at risk of being missed", including the development of a spatial vision for the project and the designation of locations for new settlements, according to a report by the government's infrastructure advisor.
Calls for the creation of a strategic "Great North Plan", a Leeds airport railway station, another Tees Crossing, and a series of other new road and rail links are proposed in a new strategic transport plan for the north of England.
Planning authorities have a key role to play in ensuring that the hike in infrastructure investment recommended by government adviser the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has a transformative effect on the country, one of the commission's board members said last week.
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.
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?
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A bold suggestion to tax property owners near Crossrail 2 stations to pay for the project faces a number of practical challenges before it could be implemented, say experts.
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.