Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan Consultation Launched

Hannah Downey

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity has recently launched a consultation on a Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan.  

The draft plan covers the next five financial years and includes a formal response to the 23 recommendations from the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland’s Phase 1 report (published in January).  It sets out the long term vision for Scottish infrastructure, shows how future  investments will be chosen and sets out a five year programme of further improvements in our approach. 

Mr Matheson said:

“In 2018 our National Infrastructure Mission committed to boost sustainable economic growth by increasing annual investment in infrastructure by £1.5 billion by the end of the next Parliament.

“This Plan makes good on that commitment, turning our green economic recovery into reality and helping to support 45,000 jobs

“It is a national strategy driven by the needs of our villages, towns and cities and will deliver benefits to communities across the country.

“We are living in turbulent times and it is essential that government shows leadership and provides stability and certainty. The Draft IIP provides a robust pipeline of work that will help stimulate a green recovery and offer high quality, sustainable jobs in all parts of Scotland.”

To ensure the right approach The Scottish Government are taking a consultative approach and are seeking views on the ways  to implement the Commission’s recommendations.

The consultation is open until 19 November 2020.