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What the HS2 review means for council plan-making

What the HS2 review means for council plan-making

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

Gatwick pursues second runway plan after 40-year block expires

Gatwick pursues second runway plan after 40-year block expires

Gatwick Airport has begun the planning process to allow the regular use of its emergency second runway, just weeks after the expiration of a 40-year agreement that prevented such a move.

Campaigners lose legal fight over Oxbridge expressway 'preferred corridor' decision

Campaigners lose legal fight over Oxbridge expressway 'preferred corridor' decision

A bid by campaigners to challenge the Department for Transport's (DfT's) selection of a "preferred corridor" for the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway on environmental impact grounds has been blocked by the High Court after a judge ruled that the scheme's route had not yet reached a stage where formal environmental or habitat assessments were required.

Development consent order approved for Kent combined heat and power plant

Development consent order approved for Kent combined heat and power plant

The secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy has approved plans for a combined heat and power plant at a site near Sittingbourne in Kent, after concluding that the benefits of the scheme would outweigh any potential negative visual impacts.

Major Infrastructure In Depth & Comment

The policy and legislation changes in the pipeline this autumn

The policy and legislation changes in the pipeline this autumn

This autumn is due to see a series of key policy developments. Colin Marrs looks ahead.

Is this the end of the line for HS2, by Angus Walker

Is this the end of the line for HS2, by Angus Walker

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?

The lessons to be learned from the areas that have secured Housing Infrastructure Fund cash

The lessons to be learned from the areas that have secured Housing Infrastructure Fund cash

What lessons can be learned from the local authorities that have successfully bid for money from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund, asks Adam Branson.

How joint strategic plans are progressing across England, and the obstacles that they face

How joint strategic plans are progressing across England, and the obstacles that they face

A new generation of sub-regional strategic plans are being prepared in five different areas of England. But their progress faces a number of hurdles, Adam Branson finds.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Guidance for local authorities on the role of planning in climate change adaptation

Policy Summary: Guidance for local authorities on the role of planning in climate change adaptation

POLICY: Preparing for a Changing Climate: Good Practice Guidance for Local Government.

Briefing: How planners can help tackle the climate crisis

Briefing: How planners can help tackle the climate crisis

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.

Policy Summary: National Policy Statement (NPS) for Geological Disposal Infrastructure

Policy Summary: National Policy Statement (NPS) for Geological Disposal Infrastructure

Issued by: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS).

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