The government's decision to review the future of the High Speed Two north-south rail link, plus the announcement of construction delays, has prompted fears that councils along the proposed route may have to dramatically rewrite their development plans
News that the government has updated its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) features in the latest CIL Watch update.
An independent review of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project will consider whether alternative schemes could deliver the same connectivity, capacity, economic and environmental benefits, the government has announced.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has promised to "review" planning regulations to tackle the country's housing crisis, and has pledged that the government will fund a new cross-Pennine rail route between Manchester and Leeds.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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The key changes to how local authorities charge, collect and report on developer contributions, and their implications. Mark Wilding reports.
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.
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.