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MHCLG announces fresh £374m infrastructure funding to unlock 32,000 homes

MHCLG announces fresh £374m infrastructure funding to unlock 32,000 homes

The government has awarded a combined £374 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to five councils to help unlock the delivery of up to 32,000 homes, with almost half going to projects in Medway, Kent.

Revised guidance encourages councils to focus on improving air quality

Revised guidance encourages councils to focus on improving air quality

Local authorities should seek opportunities to actively improve air quality through plan-making and development management decisions, according to updated Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

DfT to publish UK's first Transport Decarbonisation Plan

DfT to publish UK's first Transport Decarbonisation Plan

The Department for Transport (DfT) is preparing the UK's first Transport Decarbonisation Plan "to bring together a bold and ambitious programme of coordinated action needed to end the UK's transport emissions by 2050", it has been announced.

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How the developer contribution rules have changed: the Planning briefing

How the developer contribution rules have changed: the Planning briefing

The key changes to how local authorities charge, collect and report on developer contributions, and their implications. Mark Wilding reports.

CIL Watch: Government u-turns on CIL indexation

CIL Watch: Government u-turns on CIL indexation

Regulations laid before parliament this month will bring in a series of changes to developer contributions from 1 September.

Why it's so hard to get consent for rail freight interchanges in the South East

Why it's so hard to get consent for rail freight interchanges in the South East

A secretary of state refusal of plans for a strategic rail freight interchange on Kent green belt shows the difficulties of obtaining approval for such schemes in London and the South East via the traditional local authority application route, say commentators.

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.


Transport Comment

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?

Third runway likely to break record, by Angus Walker

Heathrow Airport Ltd launched a statutory consultation on 18 June on its proposals to build a third runway and associated infrastructure. It is called "statutory" because it is required under the Planning Act 2008, which created the consenting system for nationally significant infrastructure projects, before an application can be made.

Heathrow runway is a long way off, by Angus Walker

Headlines earlier this month such as 'Heathrow third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling' (Guardian) and 'Heathrow expansion gets green light from government as transport secretary Chris Grayling hails "historic moment"' (City AM) may have given you the impression that construction was now able to start on the new runway.

The battle over the third runway at Heathrow airport is far from finished, by Richard Garlick

The government has taken an important step by publishing its airports national policy statement (NPS), supporting the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.