What is the operational efficiency of the current Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) planning regime and how can it be improved?

Background

Enhancing our understanding of the longer-term best methodologies for evaluating the impact of different interventions, and the recent experiences of reform outside of England both across the UK and internationally, to inform our own reforms.

Next steps

The lead contacts are: Lesley Smith, Senior Principal Research Officer, Analysis, Research and Co-ordination Unit, Analysis and Data Directorate: Lesley.Smith@levellingup.gov.uk and David Hughes, Head of the Chief Scientific Adviser’s office: psChiefScientificAdviser@levellingup.gov.uk.

Source

This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

DLUHC Areas of research interest GOVUK

Related UKRI funded projects


  • Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living labs

    Over the next few years, the construction sector will witness a wave of infrastructure projects (£60 billion of spend each year over the next decade) and ground work will be undertaken to set future financial settl...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Nsar Limited

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on improving efficiency in transport infrastructure projects, which is a part of the NSIP planning regime.

  • Improving Project Delivery (Project X)

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    Why might this be relevant?

    The project aims to improve project delivery and reduce costs, which can be applied to the NSIP planning regime.

  • MISTRAL: Multi-scale Infrastructure Systems Analytics

    National infrastructure provides essential services to a modern economy: energy, transport, digital communications, water supply, flood protection, and waste water / solid waste collection, treatment and disposal. The OE...

    Funded by: EPSRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Oxford

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on infrastructure systems analysis and decision-making, which can be applied to the NSIP planning regime.

  • Metrocare: Strategic decision-making for integrated urban infrastructure

    Cities throughout the world face long term strategic challenges in delivering large scale physical infrastructure development whilst addressing social and economic changes and challenges. In delivering such major program...

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  • DAFNI-ROSE

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    Funded by: EPSRC

    Lead research organisation: STFC - Laboratories

  • PROVIT - Planning Requirements Optioneering Visualisation Investment Tool

    "Cities throughout the world face long-term strategic challenges in delivering large-scale physical infrastructure development whilst addressing social and economic changes and challenges. In delivering such major p...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Unit 9 Limited

  • i-BUILD: Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery

    Our national infrastructure - the systems of infrastructure networks (e.g. energy, water, transport, waste, ICT) that support services such as healthcare, education, emergency response and thereby ensure our social, econ...

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  • International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF)

    Compared to many parts of the world, the UK has under-invested in its infrastructure in recent decades. It now faces many challenges in upgrading its infrastructure so that it is appropriate for the social, economic and ...

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    Lead research organisation: University College London

  • UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC): PROGRAMME GRANT: Long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems

    National infrastructure (NI) systems (energy, transport, water, waste and ICT) in the UK and in advanced economies globally face serious challenges. The 2009 Council for Science and Technology (CST) report on NI in the U...

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  • UKCRIC National Linear Infrastructure Laboratory - University of Southampton

    There is an urgent need, and a transformative opportunity, to develop and exploit major advances in scientific understanding (including in the social and environmental sciences), multidisciplinary systems thinking, techn...

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