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On Tuesday 30 April 2024, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) published six guidance notes for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), all of which can be accessed from a central ‘National Infrastructure Planning Guidance Portal’.

The guidance has been produced in recognition of the Planning Act now being in operation for over a decade, and reflects several changes made to the guidance over that time. It also reflects the engagement DLUHC has had with users on its ‘clarity and helpfulness’ along with good practice, presumably from projects that have been/are going through the DCO process over this decade-plus period.

The report covers:
  • Updated guidance including Acceptance, pre-examination and examination
  • New guidance
  • Fast-track guidance
  • What does the guidance mean and what’s next?
  • How Copper can support


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