From Executive Summary Infrastructure projects can, and should, deliver many more benefits for individuals, communities and local economies. Infrastructure’s purpose is to meet fundamental societal needs; such as roads, public transport, low carbon energy supply, clean water and flood protection. The societal benefits that infrastructure projects can generate are not, however, limited to delivering this basic […]

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The past is not always the best guide to the future and proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient, according to a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission. The Commission has set out a new framework to help support change across infrastructure sectors and is calling for transparent standards […]

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Introduction ‘Green Infrastructure (GI) is a key strategy in the European landscape policies aimed at reconnecting vital natural areas to urban hubs as well as restoring and improving their functional roles. Thus, GI is an essential planning concept towards protecting Natural Capital and simultaneously enhancing quality of life. This approach needs to be urgently implemented […]

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This inquiry was launched following the Government’s publication of a  draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for Water Resources Infrastructure. It sets out the government’s policy for development of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) for water resources in England. Read the conclusions and recommendations Read the summary Read the full report The National Infrastructure Commission has […]

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