Guidance

Planning Act 2008: nationally significant infrastructure projects and housing

Guidance on changes that allow development consent to be obtained for housing related to a nationally significant infrastructure project.

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Planning Act 2008: guidance on nationally significant infrastructure projects and housing

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This guidance covers changes to the Planning Act 2008 made by section 160 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The changes allow development consent to be obtained for housing which is related to a nationally significant infrastructure project under the 2008 Act.

It also includes a guide to the planning process for handling applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects which include housing and the considerations that developers as well as local authorities and other consultees will need to take into account at each stage of that process.

Published 21 March 2017