The ICE has raised concerns that the proposed Localism Bill fails to give adequate direction to the planning and funding of the “larger than local” infrastructure that will be vital to achieving a successful low carbon economy.
The Bill received its second reading last week. It has been broadly welcomed by the ICE for preserving a planning regime which fast-tracks nationally significant infrastructure projects.
But ICE vice president and chairman of its localism panel Geoff French has indicatd some “potential weak points” that could result in “some strategic infrastructure - such as transport or energy - not being properly planned for and delivered”.
- Read the full ICE Localism Bill briefing at: www.ice.org.uk/information-resources/document-library/ICE-localism-bill-briefing