Monthly NSIP Newsletter – April 2022

The HSF April 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Newsletter is now available, our regular newsletter highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world together with our opinions on key issues that matter to our clients. The April 2022 newsletter is available here and … Read more

British energy security strategy – high on ambition, still low on detail

This blog was first posted on HSF Policy Matters Notes. Amid soaring prices, political obstacles and pressure for enhanced security, the Government’s new energy playbook needs more than eye-catching targets to tackle the key issues Background: A global crisis with UK quirks On 7 April, the Government published its British energy security strategy amid a … Read more

Door left ajar for fracking? Kwarteng orders BGS to reconsider the evidence

In a surprise move yesterday which has received relatively little press, Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, wrote to the British Geological Society giving them 3 months to produce a report setting out whether shale gas can be extracted safely in the UK using hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) (here). We’ve heard much about offshore wind, solar and nuclear … Read more

Monthly NSIP Newsletter – March 2022

The HSF March 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Newsletter is now available, our regular newsletter highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world together with our opinions on key issues that matter to our clients. The March 2022 newsletter is available here and … Read more

Monthly NSIP Newsletter – February 2022

The HSF February 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Newsletter is now available, our regular newsletter highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world together with our opinions on key issues that matter to our clients. The February 2022 newsletter is available here and … Read more

Welcome to Energy and Infrastructure Consenting Notes

Welcome to Energy and Infrastructure Consenting Notes, our new infrastructure planning blog. Who are we? The London planning team at Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted some of the biggest and most high-profile nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) applications to go through the Planning Act 2008 process, from the Hinkley Point and Sizewell new nuclear power … Read more

Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Update – January 2022

This was first posted on Real Estate Development Notes on 2 February 2022. Hot on the heels of our December 2021 update (see here), our January 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Update is now available, highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world, together … Read more