Proposed changes to the planning regime are evolutionary not revolutionary
Following the publication of the policy paper on the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) action plan, the government has launched a consultation on the proposed new planning regime. In an article for New Civil Engineer, partner and parliamentary agent Mustafa Latif-Aramesh examines the planned reforms in detail, highlighting their merits.
Mustafa Latif-Aramesh states:
‘There are two preliminary points of praise. First, the officials and ministers who have been working hard have clearly sought to prepare a plan which gives increased confidence to infrastructure in the country at a time when so many government policies require significant new construction. Second, it is clear that the government acknowledges and understands that the planning regime for major infrastructure has started to falter since 2020.’
You can read the full article on the New Civil Engineer website.