Planning Act 2008: Consultation on the procedures for approving nationally significant infrastructure projects
On 30 March 2009, the Department for Communities and Local Government launched a consultation into the pre-application and application procedures for nationally significant transport, energy, water, waste and waste-water infrastructure projects.
The consultation document contains 27 consultation questions, 4 sets of draft regulations and 2 guidance documents. The draft regulations cover:
• Pre-application and application procedures and requirements
• Model provisions for development consent orders
• Environmental Impact Assessment regulations
• Amendments to the Conservation and Natural Habitats Regulations.