Infrastructure Planning (Commercial Projects) Regs 2013
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The Infrastructure Planning (Business or Commercial Projects) Regulations 2013 came into force on 18 December 2013
18 Dec 2013
Planning - England
The Infrastructure Planning (Business or Commercial Projects) Regulations 2013 put in place section 26 of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, which amended part 4 of the Planning Act 2008.
The Regulations enable certain business or commercial projects to be authorised under the planning regime that currently applies to nationally significant infrastructure projects.
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