Congestion, Capacity, Carbon: Priorities for national infrastructure

This interim National Infrastructure Assessment identifies key priorities for consideration and consultation in preparation for the Commission's 2018 National Infrastructure Strategy.

This document marks the next phase of the UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment, setting out the Commission’s vision and priorities for action, and consulting on what needs to be done to achieve them. The report in addressing the threats of congestion, lack of capacity and carbon requires a focus on seven key priorities:

  • Building a digital society: fast, reliable data services everywhere.
  • Connected, liveable city-regions: linking homes and jobs.
  • New homes and communities: supporting delivery of new homes.
  • Low-cost, low-carbon: ending emissions from power, heat and waste.
  • Revolutionising road transport: seizing the opportunities of electric and autonomous vehicles.
  • Reducing the risks of extreme weather: making sure the UK can stand up to drought and flooding.
  • Financing infrastructure in efficient ways: getting the right balance between public and private sectors.

Addressing these seven priorities will equip the UK with the infrastructure it most needs. The Commission’s final Assessment, drawing upon responses to this consultation, will be published in 2018, setting out recommendations for how to do this.

Date: Octopber 2017 Date of publication

Author: National Infrastructure Commission

This item updates DCP section 26.4

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