A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
- 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
- Planners – Planning Policy (1 permanent role and 1 three year fixed-term role) Reed Global Southend-on-Sea, Essex
- Senior Planner – Planning Policy Reed Global Southend-on-Sea, Essex
London Stansted Airport has submitted a planning application to raise the cap on its annual passenger numbers from 35 million to 43 million.
Strategic roads body Highways England has confirmed that it is looking at bringing forward around 30 applications for major road projects between now and 2020 under the development consent order (DCO) process for major infrastructure schemes.
A decision on plans for a new road tunnel in east London has been postponed by the government so that it can further consider responses to its national air quality plan.
A pledge to establish a 'bespoke infrastructure consenting process' is contained in a national strategy published last week by the Welsh government.
Proposals on developer contributions contained in this week's blizzard of policy announcements have prompted very different reactions from planning experts.
There are currently official and unofficial moves afoot to extend the range of so-called "nationally significant infrastructure projects" (NSIPs) covered by the Planning Act 2008.
Last week five of the UK's elected combined authority mayors joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to complain about the proportion of the government's recent £866m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) allocation that was spent in London and the South East.
The government's air quality strategy has been faulted for doing too little to enforce European air quality standards in some areas. Applicants in 33 local authority areas can expect increased scrutiny and more demands for mitigation, say experts.
Policy Summary: Draft policy statement provides planning guidance for nuclear waste disposal facilities
Policy: Draft national policy statement for geological disposal infrastructure: a framework document for planning decisions on nationally significant infrastructure.
Planners need to start preparing now for the future impacts of autonomous vehicles, Matthew White suggests.
Policy: Consultation on developing a National Policy Statement for water resources and proposed amendments to the Planning Act 2008.