New Legislation – relating to infrastructure planning examination procedure (30/04/2024) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 30/04/2024:

New Legislation:

  • April 2024: SI 2024 No. 317 - The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2024 (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The above SI 2024 No. 317 makes amendments to the following SI:
    - The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010.
  • The "Explanatory Note" (link) at the end of the above SI 2024 No. 317 includes the following information:
    - "This instrument [SI 2024 No. 317] amends the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 ("the 2010 Rules").".
    - "Rule 3 [of SI 2024 No. 317] removes the requirement in Rule 10 of the 2010 Rules for a minimum of 21 days' notice to be given by the Examining authority when specifying the date by which a written representation is to be received.".
    - "Rule 4 [of SI 2024 No. 317] amends Rule 13 of the 2010 Rules by removing certain minimum notice periods relating to notification of hearings under sections 92(2) and 93(1) of the [Planning Act 2008]. It also expands the meaning of "by local advertisement" to include by publication on the applicant's website.".
    - "Rule 5 [of SI 2024 No. 317] amends Rule 22 of the 2010 Rules by removing the requirement for consent to be given by the recipient for any representation, notice or other document required or authorised to be sent under any provision of the Rules by electronic transmission.".
    - "Rule 6 [of SI 2024 No. 317] is a transitional provision so that the amendments in these rules [SI 2024 No. 317] do not apply to any application for an order granting development consent under section 37 of the [Planning Act 2008] made before 30th April 2024.".

Other Sources of Information:

  • August 2021: National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme - stakeholder survey (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2023: Nationally Significant Infrastructure - action plan for reforms to the planning process (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2023: Government press release - "Cross-government plan to speed up delivery of major infrastructure projects" (link).
  • July 2023: Government press release - "Planning changes to speed up delivery of vital infrastructure" (link).
  • July 2023: Consultation on operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) consenting process (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2024: Operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects consenting process - government response (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2024: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2024 No. 317 (pdf) (link).

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