As part of the review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) process and all its interactions Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MCHLG) [Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities] invites views on the NSIP process, with the consultation closing on 17 December.
… interacts with other consenting and regulatory processes….
…potential limits in the capacity or capability of NSIP applicants…
MHCLG [Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities] writes (12 Aug 2021):
We are undertaking a comprehensive end-to-end review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) process and all its interactions.
The government is keen to hear from all those who engage with the NSIP regime on what they see as the main issues affecting each principal stage of the process, and what potential solutions might be deployed to remedy these.
To help inform our review of the NSIP process, we would ask you to respond to this survey.
This consultation seeks views on the NSIP process. It covers the following areas:
- what government, its arms-length bodies and other statutory bodies could do to accelerate NSIP applications
- aspects of the examination and decision process which might be enhanced
- impediments to physically implementing NSIP projects
- digital improvements to the regime
- cross-government co-ordination including government departments and arms-length bodies
- interacts with other consenting and regulatory processes and the wider context within which infrastructure projects operate
- potential limits in the capacity or capability of NSIP applicants, interested parties and other participants