Category Archives: Infrastructure and Planning

DoE planning targets

Developers must be prepared for more refusals as DoE planners stretch themselves to meet demanding targets. The processing of large scale applications within six months must move from being the exception to...

Reforming Scottish planning

Scotland’s planning reform system has streamlined the system’s processes but more improvement is needed in its performance.  Chief Planner Jim Mackinnon explained the main changes at agendaNi’s planning seminar. Strong political leadership...

Renewable planning

Planning reform could help to increase electricity generated from renewables to 40 per cent by 2020. agendaNi reports. PPS18 was released in 2009 in order to prepare for an increase in renewable...

North Sea supergrid

North Sea states are making progress in plans for a connected offshore grid, due to strong government support. Political will is crucial for developing offshore energy, European energy representatives have emphasised. As...