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Government reveals climate-conscious revision of National Policy Statement for building road, rail and freight networks


The Department for Transport (DfT) has released its draft revised National Networks National Policy Statement (NNNPS) to bring it in line with recent decarbonisation and environment policies. This draft is now open to public consultation.

The NNNPS sets out the government’s overriding policy for decisions on major road and rail projects.…

Planning application submitted for Luton Airport expansion


The planning application for the expansion of Luton Airport has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

Luton Rising, Luton Council’s company that owns the airport, submitted the development consent order (DCO) application yesterday. The DCO application for a second terminal at the airport was originally due to be submitted by the…

Five reform areas set out for infrastructure planning process


A paper detailing five reform areas for the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) planning process has been released by the government.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities paper outlines issues facing the system for progressing major infrastructure projects from initial idea right through to delivery. Five key areas are…

Boost for airport expansions as construction work picks up across UK


New construction work at airports across the UK has picked up markedly in recent months as expansion and renovation programmes get underway, according to construction analyst Glenigan.

Regional airports have faced challenges in recent years competing for passengers with the major city air hubs - particularly around London and in Manchester…

DfT seeks views on how to achieve zero emissions airports by 2040


The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on its target for all airport operations in England to be zero emission by 2040.

The Jet Zero Strategy - published in July 2022 - sets out the vision for an aviation sector which reaches net zero emissions by 2050, along with ambitions…

Bristol Airport expansion given go ahead at High Court


The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport has been given the green light.

Campaign group Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) mounted a legal challenge against the plans in the High Court in November 2022, but the High Court has now ruled that the expansion can go ahead. BAAN was granted the legal…