Infrastructure planning refinements

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced moves to refine the nationally important infrastructure planning regime put in place by the Planning Act 2008. The new measures follow consultation last winter and include;

  • The Planning Inspectorate publishing a prospectus setting out the services they can offer during the pre- application period
  • The planning Inspectorate and officials from DCLG to issue improved guidance on matters such as preliminary environmental information and changes in land ownership
  • Moves to improve and clarify the pre examination and examination process.

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