Policy paper

National Infrastructure Pipeline December 2014

A forward-looking pipeline of infrastructure projects.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This update to the national infrastructure pipeline provides a robust assessment of planned investment in large infrastructure projects and programmes across both public and private sectors to 2020 and beyond. It details the size and status of UK infrastructure projects as well as having the most detailed regional breakdown yet. For the first time the pipeline includes information on planned oil and gas investment, and a more focussed approach to identifying energy projects, which is consistent with the Electricity Market Reform delivery plan.

Additional information

The overall pipeline is not a statement of need or a commitment to undertake all of the projects shown. All of the publicly funded elements of the infrastructure pipeline now represent a firm and specific government commitment. It provides a strategic and more credible overview of the level of public and private infrastructure investment planned over the rest of this decade and beyond (though in sectors such as energy, ports and waste, the decision to go ahead with individual projects will be determined by the market).

The pipelines is based on unaudited administrative data and should not be considered as national statistics or as official statistics. The data is owned by departments, local authorities or companies that provided it. Anyone using the pipeline data does so at their own risk and no responsibility is accepted by HM Government for any loss or liability which may arise from such use directly or indirectly. In preparing and collating this NIP pipeline commercially sensitive information has been removed for reasons of confidentiality.

Published 2 December 2014
Last updated 11 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. In the pipeline summary tab of the document, the total column of the transport table has been revised. This is to make it consistent with the overall summary table and profile. There has also been a minor amendment to the price base note.
  2. First published.