About the National Infrastructure Planning website

The National Infrastructure Planning website provides information regarding Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects located in England and Wales.

This website lists all projects that meet the thresholds set out in Part 3 of the Planning Act 2008 (PA2008), or that  have been directed into the process under section 35 of the PA2008, where:

  • an applicant has notified the Planning Inspectorate of an intended application for development consent;
  • an application has been made and is going through the development consent process; or
  • an application has been decided.

If a project is withdrawn by an applicant the project page will be available for:

  • three months following the date of withdrawal if no application was received; or
  • one year following date of withdrawal if an application was received.

After these timescales, the project page will be removed from the website.
The Register of applications will continue to display the date when an application was received and the Register of advice will still display any advice we have provided for withdrawn projects.

This website is maintained by the Planning Inspectorate, the government agency responsible for examining and making recommendations about applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

We welcome feedback on usability as we continue to improve the user experience. Please send your comments to [email protected].

Using the project pages

Each project has its own webpage displaying key information and documents. The page is created at the point the Planning Inspectorate is notified of a future application submission and is updated regularly as the project progresses through the various stages of the Planning Act 2008 process.

Finding a project

Projects can be navigated as follows:

  • Searching by name – If you know the name of the project you can use the search field on the Home page or Projects page.
  • Using the map – Use the map on the Projects page to locate the project.
  • Searching by region – Each regional page shows all projects in that area.

Keeping updated on projects

You can keep updated on the progress of applications in a number of ways:

  • If a project has been accepted for examination and the Relevant Representation period is open you can register as an Interested Party – to do so you need to submit a representation to the Planning Inspectorate at the appropriate time. Your representation will be considered during the Examination stage. Interested Parties are kept informed of the Examination by email or post. See Advice Note 8.1: How to register to participate in an Examination for further information.
  • Subscribe to email notifications at any time – on each project overview page you can subscribe to receive email notifications for key events that occur after an application has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.