Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects: National Policy Statements

National Policy Statements are produced by government. They give reasons for the policy set out in the statement, and must include an explanation of how the policy takes account of government policy relating to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.

Applies to England and Wales



This guide covers:

  • What are National Policy Statements?
  • Which sectors do National Policy Statements cover?
  • Does the Planning Inspectorate have a view on the NPSs?
  • What happens if the relevant NPS has not been designated?
Published 1 January 2012