Policy paper

National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016 to 2021

How the government will support the delivery of key infrastructure projects and programmes to the end of this Parliament.



For the first time this new National Infrastructure Delivery Plan brings together the government’s plans for economic infrastructure over the next 5 years with those to support delivery of housing and social infrastructure. This is reflected by the government’s commitment to invest over £100 billion by 2020-21, alongside significant ongoing private sector investment, in our infrastructure.

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The NIDP sets out key projects and programmes, and major policy milestones, in each infrastructure sector and includes details of the government’s ongoing work to improve the prioritisation, performance and delivery of infrastructure, including building a skilled workforce, reducing costs and encouraging private sector investment.

National Infrastructure Pipeline

The NIDP is underpinned by a refreshed National Infrastructure Pipeline, which shows the size and status of planned public and private investment worth over £480 billion to the end of the decade and beyond, including over £290 billion to 2020-21.

Around 50% of the infrastructure pipeline to 2020-21 will be financed and delivered by the private sector. With this in mind, the government will continue to engage with investors and will produce a dedicated infrastructure finance and investments document later in 2016.

Published 23 March 2016
Last updated 29 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated a reference to priority infrastructure projects on page 18, as well as figures for the Community Infrastructure Levy on page 72 and the number of approved NSIP applications on page 95
  2. updated PDF with small corrections only
  3. First published.