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This Act creates a new system of development permitting for nationally significant infrastructure projects. The new system covers certain types of energy, transport, water, waste water and waste projects. The Act establishes the Infrastructure Planning Commission, which will be responsible for examining applications for development consent for nationally significant infrastructure projects. The Commission may also confer upon developers certain rights for the purpose of facilitating a project. These rights may include the compulsory acquisition of land where there is a compelling case in the public interest. National policy statements will set the framework for decisions by the Commission.The Act also makes various alterations to the existing town and country planning regime, which will continue to apply to other types of development. The changes concern, among other things, the development plan, powers of local planning authorities to decline to determine subsequent applications, right to compensation, powers of the Welsh Ministers, the National Assembly of Wales and the Secretary of State and procedure for local inquiry, hearing or written representations.

Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 2264 of 2009). (2009-09-01)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 2265 of 2009). (2009-09-01)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Compulsory Acquisition) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 104 of 2010). (2010-01-25)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Interested Parties) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 102 of 2010). (2010-01-25)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 (S.I. No. 103 of 2010). (2010-01-21)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Miscellaneous Prescribed Provisions) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 105 of 2010). (2010-01-25)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Decisions) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 305 of 2010). (2010-02-11)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Waste Water Transfer and Storage) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 1645 of 2012). (2012-06-22)
Implemented by: Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 (S.I. No. 2935 of 2014). (2014-01-13)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 306 of 2016). (2016-03-04)
Implemented by: North Wales Wind Farms Connection Order 2016 (S.I. No. 818 of 2016). (2016-07-28)
Implemented by: Conservation (Natural Habitats, c.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 2438 of 2009). (2009-09-07)
Implemented by: Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, c.) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 491 of 2010). (2010-03-01)
Implemented by: Carbon Capture Readiness (Electricity Generating Stations) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 2696 of 2013). (2013-10-17)
Implemented by: Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 2263 of 2009). (2009-09-01)
Amended by: Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 306 of 2016). (2016-03-04)
Amended by: Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Cap. 23). (2009-12-11)
Amends: Forestry Act 1967 (Chapter 10). (1991-07-25)
Amends: Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Chapter 43). (1990-11-01)
Amends: Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (2004, Chapter 5). (2004-05-13)
Amends: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (1990 Chapter 8). (1990-05-24)

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