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Plans submitted for new 5km Lancashire dual carriageway

Plans submitted for new 5km Lancashire dual carriageway

An application for a development consent order (DCO) for a new 5km dual carriageway in Lancashire has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) .

Plans for Northamptonshire rail freight scheme resubmitted following PINS rejection

Plans for Northamptonshire rail freight scheme resubmitted following PINS rejection

An application for development consent for a rail freight interchange in Northamptonshire has been resubmitted to the Planning Inspectorate after the body rejected a previous application earlier this month, saying the plans contained 'inconsistencies' and were 'insufficiently clear'.

Government promises to publish national infrastructure strategy in 2019

Government promises to publish national infrastructure strategy in 2019

BUDGET 2018 Ministers have pledged to publish next year a "comprehensive National Infrastructure Strategy" setting out the government's priorities for economic infrastructure.

Plans submitted for Stonehenge road tunnel development consent order

Plans submitted for Stonehenge road tunnel development consent order

Government agency Highways England has applied to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for a development consent order (DCO) to build a dual carriageway road tunnel close to Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

Major Infrastructure In Depth & Comment

How the restored ability to pool developer contributions could boost regeneration

How the restored ability to pool developer contributions could boost regeneration

Removing a ban on combining five or more section 106 planning gain payments to pay for infrastructure will allow councils to speed up delivery on large strategic sites, experts predict.

Why rowing back on land value uplift has relieved the sector

Why rowing back on land value uplift has relieved the sector

The government's change of tack on allowing councils to base infrastructure charges on existing land value has saved the system from unnecessary extra complication, experts have concluded.

CIL Watch: Highest CIL charge outside London passed

CIL Watch: Highest CIL charge outside London passed

A community infrastructure levy (CIL) charging schedule with the highest rate outside London has passed examination.

How growth corridor road route could impact on planning

How growth corridor road route could impact on planning

Government proposals for a transport corridor between Oxford and Cambridge are causing uncertainty as to how they should be factored into local planning strategies.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: The government's position on developer contribution changes

Policy Summary: The government's position on developer contribution changes

POLICY: Government response to supporting housing delivery through developer contributions.

Policy Summary: What the airports national policy statement means for Heathrow and beyond

Policy Summary: What the airports national policy statement means for Heathrow and beyond

POLICY: Airports National Policy Statement: New Runway Capacity and Infrastructure at Airports in the South East of England.

Policy Summary: Government revises criteria for water projects under major infrastructure regime

Policy Summary: Government revises criteria for water projects under major infrastructure regime

Policy: National Policy Statement for Water Resources: Infrastructure Types and Sizes.

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