Following the release of the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, chief executive of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has made the following statement:
"The publication of the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016-2012 by the new Infrastructure and Projects Authority represents the culmination of five years of work by ACE and the wider industry, which has championed the creation and development of the plan. This provides the industry with a firm set of projects with which to plan and allocate resources for, while allowing the government to seek the international investment that is now central to delivery.
"While the plan is progressive and combines both social with economic infrastructure projects, it does have a significant flaw in that it only covers projects in England and lacks a wider UK perspective. More needs to be done to establish a clear picture of the UK’s needs, as a whole, and a compilation of projects is developed to ensure both the industry and the relevant government is held to account for delivery."