Policy paper

Major infrastructure planning reform: work plan

The work plan: confirms the Government’s commitment to reforms to ensure the planning system for major infrastructure is rapid, predictable…

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

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Major infrastructure planning reform: Work plan

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The work plan:

  • confirms the Government’s commitment to reforms to ensure the planning system for major infrastructure is rapid, predictable and democratically accountable
  • provides an update on the abolition of the Infrastructure Planning Commission and the creation of the Major Infrastructure Planning Unit within the Planning Inspectorate
  • announces the establishment of a new ministerial group to drive performance and examine the effectiveness of the new major infrastructure planning regime
  • confirms which Secretary of State will be responsible for decision making
  • sets out a timetable for the production and designation of National Policy Statements and provides details about the process for approval of National Policy Statements
Published 20 December 2010