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Peers pass Growth and Infrastructure Bill at second reading

On 8 January 2013, peers passed the Growth and Infrastructure Bill at second reading.

The bill, which is intended to promote investment in infrastructure projects and reduce delays in the planning system, has already been passed by the House of Commons.

Under the plans, some infrastructure projects will be referred to the secretary of state, rather than local planning authorities, to be determined within a 12 month timetable.

The bill will now proceed to committee stage where a detailed examination of the bill will take place.

To view the first part of this debate click here.

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