Welcome to National Infrastructure Planning
Here you can find out about proposed Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) within England and Wales.
This site is managed by the Planning Inspectorate, the government agency responsible for examining applications for NSIPs.
More about the Planning Inspectorate’s remit
Content provided by:
Visit the Planning Inspectorate’s: Other casework | Corporate information
How the application process works
The Planning Act 2008 process was introduced to streamline the decision-making process for major infrastructure projects, making it fairer and faster for communities and applicants alike.Find out about the process
Our Privacy Notice explains the types of personal information the Planning Inspectorate may collect about you when you interact with us in the Planning Act 2008 process, what we do with your personal information and why we publish your personal information on this site.
It also explains what rights you have and how we will protect your data and keep it safe.
Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime: operational review
Minister of State for Housing Christopher Pincher MP launched an operational review of the NSIP regime as part of a speech at the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA) summer conference on 7 July 2021.
The operational review forms part of the National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme. In advance of his speech, Minister Pincher wrote a letter to NIPA members introducing the reform programme and setting out how important it will be for all those who use or interact with the NSIP regime to work together to make the operational review a success.
See the Annex to the Minister’s letter for further details of the National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme and a road map of reforms.
Search all Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project applications that the Planning Inspectorate is aware are planned to be submitted; those which are under examination; and those which have been decided.
Latest projects accepted for examination
London Luton Airport Expansion
Heckington Fen Solar Park
Immingham Eastern Ro-Ro Terminal
Gate Burton Energy Park
Cottam Solar Project
Mallard Pass Solar Project
M3 Junction 9 Improvement
Latest activity feed
The list below includes a summary of activity for all projects. Subscribe to the feed using an RSS reader.
- Cottam Solar Project: Relevant representations close
Registration to become an interested party has closed...
- Yorkshire GREEN: Examination timetable is published
The examination timetable (rule 8 letter) has been published...
- The London Resort: Project withdrawn
The London Resort has been withdrawn by London Resort Company Holdings...
- Sunnica Energy Farm: Examination ends
Examination of the application has closed. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State...
- London Luton Airport Expansion: Application accepted for examination
The application has been accepted to proceed to examination...
View projects by region
Yorkshire and the Humber