Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project Action Plan
In articles for Building Magazine, New Civil Engineer, Planning Magazine and Building Design, legal director Mustafa Latif-Aramesh comments on the government’s new NSIP (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project) Action Plan, designed to streamline planning processes for major infrastructure projects. The plan empowers secretaries of state to set shorter timelines for off-shore wind, waste-water management facilities and transport link projects, seeking to decrease the length of time it takes for projects to be awarded Development Consent Orders (DCOs).
If the Government is serious about expediting end to end delivery, it will be important that reduced timescales and proportionality during one phase do not simply mean increased timescales and burden at an earlier stage. In that context, those who were expecting more proportionate measures on early consultation will be disappointed.’
To read his comments in full, please visit the New Civil Engineer, Building Design, Planning Magazine and Building Magazine websites.
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