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Planning Act 2008

Section 22: Highways

89.This section sets out the circumstances in which highway-related development is a nationally significant infrastructure project. The following are relevant highway-related development-:

  • construction of a highway which is to form part of the Strategic Road Network (that is, a highway in England for which the Secretary of State will be the highway authority)

  • improvement of a highway which forms part of the Strategic Road Network (but only where the improvement is likely to have a significant impact on the environment)

  • construction or alteration by the Secretary of State of a highway in England for a purpose connected with the Strategic Road Network

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