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Regime change

Words: Angus Walker
"Regime change" illustration © Leandro Castelao

The Planning Act 2008 introduced a new regime for speeding up authorisation of nationally significant infrastructure projects. Is it working? The Planner reviews the progress so far.

Since the beginning of March 2010, the UK’s major infrastructure projects have been steered away from the conventional town and country planning system and funnelled into a new process that aims to grant development consent more rapidly than the established system (see 'The one-year approval target' at the bottom of this article).
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