National Infrastructure Plan wish list revealed

Aaron Morby 12 years ago

The Government has published its long term wish list of more than 800 projects.

Around 500 are infrastructure investment projects and programmes across both the public and private sectors, with the government construction pipeline covering a further 300 non-infrastructure projects.

Treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander will chair a new cabinet committee on infrastructure.

The new cabinet committee will “will ensure that all parts of government play their part in tackling planning and regulatory delays and addressing key commercial and policy issues.”

Infrastructure projects under £50m have been excluded from the plan to focus on significant investment.

For full list of projects on excel spreadsheet click

Headline early projects


  • Northern Line extension to Battersea
  • Acceleration of M25 junction 23 to 27 scheme
  • Thames Tideway Tunnel
  • Super-connected city funding

South East

  • M3 in Surrey – managed motorway scheme
  • Replacement of Northern Road Bridge (Portsmouth)
  • New M275 Tipner Interchange (Portsmouth)
  • 130 additional carriages for the Southern rail franchise in south London
  • New rail link between Oxford and Bedford

South West

  • Bus Rapid Transit scheme from Ashton Vale to Temple Meads (Bristol)
  • Kingskerswell By-pass (Devon/Torbay)
  • South Bristol Link Phases 1&2
  • Hinkley Point C – new nuclear planning application accepted by the Infrastructure Planning Commission

East of England

  • Power station development consents granted (Gateway Energy Centre Combined Cycle Gas Turbine)
  • New Lower Thames Crossing
  • London Gateway port
  • A14 in Cambridgeshire
  • M1 Junction 10a improvement

East Midlands

  • A43 Corby Link Road
  • Hucknall Town Centre Improvement Scheme
  • London Road Bridge (Derby)
  • Widening the A453 between Nottingham, the M1 and Nottingham East Midlands Airport
  • M1/M6 Junction 19 major road improvements
  • Development consent granted for a scheme to improve the A1 at Elkesley
  • Widening the A14 Kettering Bypass between junctions 7 and 9

West Midlands

  • M6 managed motorway scheme between Birmingham and Manchester
  • A45 Westbound Bridge (Solihull) – replacement bridge over the West Coast Main Line close from Birmingham Airport on the A45 strategic corridor into Birmingham
  • Evesham Bridge Maintenance (Evesham) – rebuilding of the main bridge into Evesham from the South
  • A45/46 Tollbar End improvement scheme
  • A45 Corridor (Damson Parkway to M42 junction 6) diversion


  • Roads, local transport, water, flood and waste – devolved to the Welsh Government
  • Power station development consents granted (Anglesey Aluminium Biomass)
  • Cardiff: Super-connected city funding

Yorkshire and Humberside

  • Accelerating M1 junction 39 to 42 scheme
  • A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley
  • A18-A180 Link (NE Lincolnshire)
  • A6182 White Rose Way Improvement Scheme (Doncaster)
  • Access York Park & Ride – Two new park and ride sites
  • Leeds Rail Growth – Two new railway stations: Kirkstall Forge and Apperley Bridge
  • Supertram additional vehicles (Sheffield)
  • Electrification of the Transpennine Express
  • Improved access to the Sheffield Gateway
  • Power station development consents granted (Ferrybridge; Thorpe Marsh; Immingham; Selby; Westermost Rough)
  • North east

    • Electrification of the Transpennine Express
    • Tyne and Wear Metro
    • Tees Multimodal Bio-Freight Terminal

    North West

    • Electrification of the Transpennine Express
    • M56 at Manchester Airport link road to A6 south of Stockport
    • Completion of Western gateway Enabling Scheme at Port Salford
    • Expansion of Mersey Multimodal Gateway
    • Crewe Green Link Southern Section
    • Manchester Cross City Bus
    • Rochdale Interchange
    • Mersey Gateway Bridge
    • Reinstating Todmorden Curve

    Northern Ireland

    • Transport, energy, water, flood and waste – devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive
    • Belfast: Super-connected city funding


    • Rail, roads local transport, water, flood and waste – devolved to the Scottish Government
    • Edinburgh: Super-connected city funding
    • Funding for Scottish renewable energy through access to the Scottish Fossil Fuel Levy fund
    • Replace the Caledonian Sleeper fleet

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