Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects affecting Runnymede

These projects, if they progress, will follow a streamlined progress for decision making for major infrastructure projects operated by the Planning Inspectorate, the government agency responsible for examining applications in the National Infrastructure Planning system.  This means some large scale infrastructure development within Runnymede will be considered by national Government rather than Runnymede Borough Council.
Details of how the process works can be found on the Government website.
The Planning Inspectorate have published a short film to explain the process which may be helpful to residents and the local community.

Runnymede Council is expected to be involved in the following Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects:

The largest nationally infrastructure project effecting Runnymede is the potential expansion of Heathrow Airport. The largest nationally infrastructure project effecting Runnymede is the potential expansion of Heathrow Airport. While Runnymede Borough is not a host authority to this proposal the Council is working with partners to represent the interests of the Borough.
The Southampton to London Pipeline Project, being run by Esso, seeks to replace an existing aviation fuel pipeline between the Fawley Refinery near Southampton, to the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow.
Several proposals for improving southern rail access to Heathrow Airport are being promoted, many of which will be hosted in or have impacts on Runnymede. The Department for Transport has made an invitation for proposals to delivery southern rail access so that they can be considered in the summer of 2018.
Other significant infrastructure improvements are also anticipated in Runnymede, which are unlikely to go through the National system.
Runnymede Borough Council is working in partnership with the Environment Agency and other local authorities to deliver the River Thames Scheme - a flood alleviation and management scheme in the area affected by flooding from the Thames.
Runnymede Borough Council has led on seeking improvements to the A320 between Woking, the M25 and Chertsey to reduce congestion and improve capacity.
Details of these can be found on the Council's Planning Policy pages
The Council has received consultation from the Planning Inspectorate on its opinion as to the information to be provided in an Environmental Statement (ES) for the Proposed Development of a Heathrow Western Hub.

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