NIPA 2017 Annual Conference Proceedings

Posted on: Tuesday, 4th July 2017

The NIPA Annual Conference was held on 28 June 2017. Here is the accompanying documentation available only to delegates.

The Mitigation Maze: Summary of Mitigation Roundtable Discussion Evening on 7th June 2017

Posted on: Monday, 19th June 2017

WSP hosted a roundtable discussion on whether mitigation can be standardised, streamlined or tailored to meet the particular challenges of NSIPs. The event was attended by legal, planning and environmental professionals representing promoters, statutory consultees, local authorities and consultancy practice.

NIPA Insights Research: REPORTS LAUNCHED

Posted on: Tuesday, 6th June 2017

In September 2016 NIPA commissioned a team from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London to undertake research into the extent and impact of the level of detail in the DCO process.

AIRPORTS NATIONAL POLICY STATEMENT NOTE OF ROUND TABLE EVENT, 5 APRIL 2017

Posted on: Wednesday, 12th April 2017

This event was held to discuss the NIPA response to the Airports National Policy Statement. As well as an open invitation to NIPA members, three DfT officials and one DCLG official were in attendance.

Guidance issued on including housing in DCOs in England

Posted on: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Section 160 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, which allows the inclusion of ‘related housing’ in DCOs, comes into force on 6 April 2017 and DCLG has now issued Guidance on this, as Ministers said they would when the Bill for the Act was passing through Parliament.

NIPA INSIGHTS RESEARCH PROJECT ON THE BALANCE BETWEEN FLEXIBILITY AND DETAIL - ROUNDTABLE UPDATE

Posted on: Tuesday, 14th March 2017

On the 28th February 2017 a lively discussion evening was held to update NIPA Members and interested guests in the research commissioned by NIPA into how to achieve the right balance between the level of detail required in the assessment, application, examination and consent for national infrastructure projects versus the need for flexibility, particularly at the project delivery stage.

‘Making Changes to Development Consent Orders’ - NIPA roundtable report

Posted on: Friday, 3rd March 2017

This is a note of the key points raised at the NIPA seminar on “Making changes to Development Consent Orders (“DCOs”)” held at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP on 8 February 2017.

Airports National Policy Statement

Posted on: Thursday, 23rd February 2017

You will no doubt be aware that a draft National Policy Statement entitled "Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the South East of England" was published on 2 February and is now out to consultation until 25 May. The consultation document and draft NPS are attached.

Update on the 1st NIPA Insights Research Project

Posted on: Tuesday, 7th February 2017

We have now reached the halfway stage of the first NIPA Insights research project. It has generated significant interest and debate amongst stakeholders, and we are about to embark on a second round of engagement to test preliminary findings

NIPA Dinner 2016

Posted on: Friday, 13th January 2017

The 2016 NIPA Annual Dinner was held at Pilasters Hall on 23 November.