Development consent

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 25th June 2019.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The clause makes it clear that development consent under the Planning Act 2008 is not required for the authorised works. That Act provides for the construction of nationally significant infrastructure projects such as HS2 to be authorised by a development consent order. As the Bill will provide the powers and consents required to build and maintain phase 2a, a development consent order is unnecessary.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 20 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.