[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view this post (note: the response is shown within paragraph 1.5 of action plan.]
The government has published the following consultation ("survey"), which runs for (approx) 18 weeks from 12/08/2021 until 17/12/2021:
- August 2021: National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme - stakeholder survey (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
- The "Topic of this consultation" section at the start of the above consultation document includes the following information:
- "This consultation seeks views on the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) process. It covers the following areas:
>>> what government, its arms-length bodies and other statutory bodies could do to accelerate NSIP applications
>>> aspects of the examination and decision process which might be enhanced
>>> impediments to physically implementing NSIP projects
>>> digital improvements to the regime
>>> cross-government co-ordination including government departments and arms-length bodies
>>> interacts with other consenting and regulatory processes and the wider context within which infrastructure projects operate
>>> potential limits in the capacity or capability of NSIP applicants, interested parties and other participants".