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    View Authors April 2009

    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.