Project Hindsight: Practitioners' perspective on DCO implementation

Project details

Full project title: Project Hindsight: Practitioners’ perspective on DCO implementation

Duration: July 2022-January 2023

Funder: The National Infrastructure Planning Association

Project Leader for SPE: Hannah Hickman

Other UWE Bristol researchers:

Research partners/collaborators:

  • Aidan While, University of Sheffield

Project summary

Research into practitioner’s experiences of Development Consent Order (DCO) implementation – the journey from consent to delivery. The research will comprise a national survey, six in-depth case studies and a number of practitioner roundtables. The findings are intended to feed into the UK Government’s ongoing Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning reform programme.

Key output

  • Research report with key findings and recommendations

Project contact

For further information on the project, please contact Hannah Hickman (

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