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National Infrastructure Plan 2011 | full details

29 Nov 11 The Government has announced an update to the National Infrastructure Plan, which details its priority projects nationally and regionally.

National programmes

  • Improving mobile coverage in the UK up to 99% of the population
  • Urban broadband fund to create up to 10 “super-connected cities”
  • Network Rail investment to tackle problems on the network more quickly
  • Network Rail investment to improve the railway network including bringing forward bridge renewals, enhancing access to stations and improving resilience to winter weather
  • Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering
  • Road Pinch Point Fund to ease bottlenecks and improve safety
  • Additional funding for local authority major transport projects
  • Additional funding for local transport


  • 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

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  • 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

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • 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 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

North East

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


  • 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


  • 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

Northern Ireland

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

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