In a move lauded by housebuilders, the National Infrastructure Commission has begun the next phase of the UK’s first ever National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) with a series of publications and announcements.
The National Infrastructure Commission has today (28 October) launched a call for evidence to provide input in to the development of the NIA, which will run for 15 weeks.
“How can infrastructure best support growth, how should we decide what we repair and what we build, and who should pay for it – these are the sorts of big questions we need to answer,” said Deputy Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Sir John Armitt. “That’s why the Commission is asking for your views across these and a range of issues as we launch the next stage of our National Infrastructure Assessment.
“Alongside today’s publications I am absolutely delighted to announce the launch of the first of our expert advisory groups. Leading thinkers from across industry, business and academia will work with the Commission to make sure that our work is subject to rigorous scrutiny before publication.”
The call for evidence poses a range of questions divided into: cross-cutting themes; transport; digital communications; energy, water and wastewater (drainage and sewerage); flood risk management; and solid waste.
Respondents are asked to email submissions to NIAEvidence@nic.gsi.gov.uk no later than Friday 10 February 2017.