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Infrastructure Bill: nationally significant infrastructure projects - briefing note

This briefing note provides further information on clauses 17 to 19 of the Infrastructure Bill as introduced in the House of Lords on 5 June 2014.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Infrastructure Bill: nationally significant infrastructure projects - briefing note

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This briefing note provides further information on clauses 17 to 19 of the Infrastructure Bill as introduced in the House of Lords on 5 June 2014:

  • allowing the examining panel of inspectors to be appointed immediately after an application has been accepted (clause 17)
  • allowing the examining panel to comprise 2 members (clause 18) and
  • changes to, and revocation of, development consent orders (clause 19)

This note provides further information on all 3 clauses, but focuses in particular on clause 19 (changes to development consent orders) where the government is proposing to consult on changes to secondary legislation in July 2014.

Published 25 June 2014