Implementing geological disposal: land use planning: The 2014 White Paper committed to bringing Geological Disposal Facilities (GDF) and deep investigatory boreholes (necessary to characterise sites) within the definition of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) in the Planning Act 2008 and then to produce a draft National Policy Statement (NPS). The relevant secondary legislation to designate geological disposal infrastructure as NSIPs was passed in March 2015.
Consultation on the National Policy Statement (NPS) for geological disposal infrastructure. We’re seeking views on whether the National Policy Statement (NPS) provides an adequate framework to make decisions on development consent applications for geological disposal infrastructure in England. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 19 April 2018