The Infrastructure Bill
By Melanie Blanchard
The Infrastructure Bill was introduced into Parliament on 6 June 2014. The bill proposes minor changes to the nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIP) procedure, this includes the potential to appoint an examining authority earlier in the process, changes to the make-up of panels and an ability for the secretary of state to make regulations for material changes to be made to development consent orders; these would be in addition to the powers to allow non-material changes that already exist in the 2008 act…
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