A Treasury consultation has been released that seeks views on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the National Infrastructure Commission.
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Applications have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for two 115-turbine wind farms off the coast of Suffolk.
The energy secretary has delayed a planning decision on the troubled Wylfa nuclear power station in north Wales by five months in order to carry out additional consultation on issues including environmental mitigation.
The government has formally designated its national policy statement (NPS) for geological disposal, setting out the national need for underground nuclear waste infrastructure and the criteria against which the energy secretary would decide development consent order applications for such a facility.
The government has u-turned on plans to retain the 50MW threshold above which planning applications for energy storage projects are required to be considered under the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime.
Why the business secretary overruled an inspector's recommendation and approved a gas-fired power plant
A minister's approval of a gas-fired power plant against an inspector's finding potentially conflicts with the government's commitment to its net zero carbon target, say some experts, who also suggest the decision illustrates the need for an overhaul of the eight-year-old energy national policy statements.
The Environment Bill was published on 15 October. It contains a provision that every (with exceptions yet to be specified) new planning permission must include a condition that development cannot begin unless a "biodiversity gain plan" has been submitted and approved.
A Nottinghamshire council has adopted a multi-tiered Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule for housing and retail developments.
This autumn is due to see a series of key policy developments. Colin Marrs looks ahead.
POLICY: Preparing for a Changing Climate: Good Practice Guidance for Local Government.
Just weeks after the government signed the net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 target into law, the Committee on Climate Change's annual progress report reveals that the UK's climate change actions are failing to meet its ambitions. Kate Hodson and Olivia Dunham consider how planners can help.
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