Push on Fracking ?

Outdated and inconsistent planning policy and guidance combined with strong local opposition have seen most of the applications for exploratory fracking sites, currently decided by local mineral planning bodies, bogged down in the planning system and challenged in the High Court....
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National Planning Policy Changes

The Government released the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on the 24th July 2018. Six years on from the first publication of the NPPF, a tougher test on deliverability and the increased recognition of the contribution of smaller sites may lead to new planning...
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Telecomms – the Digital Economy Act 2017

On 28thDecember 2017 the new Electronic Communications Code came into effect. This revised legislation has been designed to support the rollout of a robust and sustainable telecommunications network throughout the UK and replace the previous rules that had been much criticised...
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HS2 Delays

As well as the delay to the start of Civils works on Phase 1, it is now widely reported that the DFT will announce to parliament the planned submission of Phase 2b of the Bill will also be delayed for 12 months from 2019 to 2020. Phase 2b of the scheme is the link from Crewe to...
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