What should be in the National Infrastructure Strategy?

The complexity of the UK’s infrastructure needs to 2050 is unprecedented. The forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy is an opportunity for the government to set out a strategic approach to UK infrastructure provision to address this complexity; not a list of projects, but a plan for optimising the many benefits that we already know good infrastructure generates for the UK.
 

  • Updated: 22 July 2019
  • Author: Ben Goodwin, Lead Policy Manager
This paper is ICE's answer to the question - what should be in the National Infrastructure Strategy? It is drawn from the body of policy work that the ICE has undertaken over the last three years, particularly the National Needs Assessment that was published in 2016 and our State of the Nation report series. For the NIS to succeed ICE believes that it must:
  • Adopt the recommendations set out in the National Infrastructure Assessment.
  • Provide a clear plan for funding and financing the UK’s infrastructure.
  • Strengthen the opportunities that devolution creates for infrastructure.
  • Support new infrastructure delivery models.
  • Set out a vision for harnessing data and emerging technologies to transform infrastructure delivery and operations.

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