London Infrastructure Plan 2050 – Consultation Report Published

The Mayor of London today launched London’s first long term infrastructure plan, setting out what infrastructure London requires up to 2050. The report marks the first ever strategic attempt to set out London’s infrastructure needs, how much meeting those needs might cost, and how those costs can be paid for. The report suggests that £1.3tn of investment is needed in the capital’s infrastructure over the next 35 years, with £973bn of that spending going towards transport improvements. ‘Headline’ projects that are suggested include Crossrail 2 by 2030, a new airport in the Thames Estuary, more East London river crossings, and an additional cross-Channel rail tunnel. The report is a consultation document, and responses are invited before 31 October 2014. The full report can be accessed here.