Planning annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]

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  • Reviewing 2017
  • Planning for nationally significant infrastructure
  • What happened?
  • What are the key implications?
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Planning annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]

Reviewing 2017

Planning for nationally significant infrastructure

What happened?

Key progress in the sphere of major infrastructure included:

  1. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)’s interim National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA)—the NIC is working towards publication of the first NIA in 2018, which will analyse the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs, outline a strategic vision to 2050 and set out recommendations to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure. As part of this process the NIC is currently carrying out a consultation (‘Congestion, capacity, carbon: priorities for national infrastructure’) on an interim NIA, covering all of the key sectors of economic infrastructure, encompassing transport, energy, water and sewerage, flood risk, digital and waste

  2. National Policy Statements (NPSs)—in 2017, the government consulted on a draft: Airports NPS, addressing constraints on UK airport capacity and future growth; Water Resources NPS, to streamline the consent process for large water infrastructure projects through the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) and change the types and sizes of new water supply infrastructure defined as ‘nationally significant’; and NPS for new nuclear above 1GW post 2025

  3. High Speed Two (HS2)—in February 2017, the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017 received Royal Assent, permitting construction and operation of Phase 1 of High Speed Two, the new high-speed rail network which will connect London to Birmingham and Manchester and Leeds, to go

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