In this series of "Back to basics" podcasts, we provide a bite-sized introduction to the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) regime under the Planning Act 2008, drawing on our extensive experience advising on all key aspects of development consent orders (DCOs). Each of the five episodes in this series focuses on a different stage in the development consent process, summarising the requirements for each stage, pitfalls to watch out for and the roles of the consultant and legal team, the Planning Inspectorate and the Secretary of State.
Episode 1: Introduction to DCO's and the pre-application stage
In the first of a series on the development consent regime, Charlotte Dyer (Of Counsel) and Alistair Paul (Associate) discuss the pre-application stage of the development consent process. For our blog post "Planning White Paper lays foundations for a new route to housing", referred to in this episode, see here.
Episode 2: Preparation, submission and acceptance of the DCO application
In the second of a series on the development consent regime, Charlotte Dyer (Of Counsel) and Rebecca Butterworth (Associate) discuss the preparation of the DCO application, as well as the submission of the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the acceptance process.
Episode 3: Pre-examination stage of the DCO application
Episode 4: Examination stage of the DCO application
In the fourth of a series on the development consent regime, Julia McKeown (Associate (New Zealand)) and Lisa Bazalo (Senior Associate (New Zealand)) discuss the examination stage of the DCO application.
Episode 5: DCO decisions, challenges to decisions and post-grant changes