'Undemocratic' Infrastructure Planning Commission to be axed

Change will not result in planning bottlenecks for major infrastructure projects, says government

Covanta's planned incinerator in Rookery South, Bedfordshire. A planning application is expected to be made to the IPC in JulyThe government has confirmed it is abolishing the "undemocratic" Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC).

But it says the move should not impact on the speed at which major infrastructure projects receive planning consent as the IPC's functions will be brought under the Planning Inspectorate.

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