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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Plans for a 300 megawatt gas-fired power station in Bedfordshire have been given the go-ahead under the streamlined Planning Act 2008 regime for major infrastructure.
Energy network operator National Grid has withdrawn its planning application for a new power line in north Wales that would connect with the troubled Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has granted development consent for the expansion of Tilbury Dock in Essex, after judging that the removal of almost nine hectares of green belt land to allow for a new railway line to the site was justified.
Highways England has unveiled its preferred route for a new 16.9km dual carriageway straddling Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, which the strategic roads body says will support "housing and job growth across the wider region".
Following a successful judicial review against a paragraph in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) setting out support for fracking, planning law experts believe the government will probably reconsult on the policy or reconsider the responses it received to the original consultation.
Consultation on Harrogate Borough Council's draft charging schedule, which closes next week, takes the borough one step closer to being the 11th local authority in Yorkshire and the Humber to have a community infrastructure levy (CIL) in place.
Just before Christmas, the government issued draft regulations for amending the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the charge that councils can apply to development, and the broader developer contributions system (see News Analysis p09).
New draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations are set to introduce most of the government's previously-promised changes to the levy but also include a fresh requirement for councils to consult before removing a CIL.
POLICY: Clean Air Strategy 2019.
POLICY: The Infrastructure Planning (Water Resources) (England) Order 2019.
Latest proposed changes to regulations aim to instil greater transparency and certainty in the CIL regime, says Murray Bridgwater.