Major infrastructure planning to be tightened

The National Infrastructure Commission is to be put on a statutory footing and its recommendations will trump national policy statements

National infrastructure assessments will be made each year. Photograph: Don Garcia/123RFNational infrastructure planning is to be tightened up in a bid to create an overarching and independent process for assessing the UK’s long-term needs.

To drive this, the recently formed National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is to be put on a statutory footing as a non-departmental public body and its recommendations will carry political weight.

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