Offshore wind farms and nuclear power stations would be among the major infrastructure projects fast-tracked through the planning process under new plans.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities said reforms to the system will ensure vital projects are not held back by “slow and burdensome planning processes”.
Measures announced in a consultation on the changes will mean faster consenting, more effective consultation and more resources.
A group of ministers from environment, energy, levelling up and transport departments will drive progress, troubleshoot potential issues that hold up progress, and rapidly develop practical solutions to speed up delivery.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “Strong communities need to be supported by vital infrastructure; the transport links, power plants and buildings that underpin our everyday lives.
“Significant infrastructure projects don’t just ensure that people can get to work easily, do their recycling, and power their homes. They also create jobs, grow our economy, and help us become fit for the future.”