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PINS accepts Derby road upgrade scheme for examination

PINS accepts Derby road upgrade scheme for examination

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has accepted for examination plans for three major roundabout upgrade projects on the edge of Derby which aim to deliver "regional development and growth" in the city and surrounding areas.

Khan announces opposition to 'archaic' Bexley incinerator plans

Khan announces opposition to 'archaic' Bexley incinerator plans

London mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed plans for an incinerator in Bexley are in conflict with national planning policy and has called on the government to refuse permission for the project.

Plans submitted for replacement Southampton-London fuel pipeline

Plans submitted for replacement Southampton-London fuel pipeline

Plans have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to replace an underground aviation fuel pipeline that runs between Southampton and Hounslow in west London.

Membership of national infrastructure design panel revealed

Membership of national infrastructure design panel revealed

The government's infrastructure advisory body has unveiled the membership of a new panel intended to champion "design excellence" in infrastructure projects, but no planners are included in the group.

Major Infrastructure In Depth & Comment

Britain needs new infrastructure to compete, by Graeme Bell

Britain needs new infrastructure to compete, by Graeme Bell

Britain open for business? Who do they think they're kidding? The mere fact that successive governments feel impelled to trot out the mantra betrays the truth.

CIL Watch: South West drives levy uptake

CIL Watch: South West drives levy uptake

Local authorities in the South West accounted for more than half of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules adopted last year, according to figures recorded by Planning.

Infrastructure policy has dried up, by Angus Walker

Infrastructure policy has dried up, by Angus Walker

One of the cornerstones of the infrastructure planning regime created by the Planning Act 2008 is that policy, and in particular the need for projects, is declared in advance rather than being argued over when individual applications are made. The statements containing such policy are called National Policy Statements (NPSs).

Funding education through developer contributions will be challenging, by Richard Garlick

Funding education through developer contributions will be challenging, by Richard Garlick

New guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) reinforces the message in recent planning guidance revisions that new school places necessitated by development should be funded through developer contributions.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' Clean Air Strategy 2019
Policy Summary: Regulations revising definitions of nationally significant water resource projects

Policy Summary: Regulations revising definitions of nationally significant water resource projects

POLICY: The Infrastructure Planning (Water Resources) (England) Order 2019.

Briefing: What the latest changes to CIL rules could mean on the ground

Briefing: What the latest changes to CIL rules could mean on the ground

Latest proposed changes to regulations aim to instil greater transparency and certainty in the CIL regime, says Murray Bridgwater.

CIL Watch