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Planning Permission

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Infrastructure Planning Commission will consider planning applications for (a) incinerators, (b) airports, (c) motorways, (d) housing developments and (e) sewage plants. (203064)

Under the proposals set out in the Planning Bill, the Infrastructure Planning Commission would consider applications for development consent for nationally significant infrastructure projects, which could include motorway, airport, sewage treatment plant, and waste incinerator projects, where they met the specified thresholds. It would not deal with housing developments.