Infrastructure

London Infrastructure: Current Focus Areas

Our work delivering the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 cuts across multiple policy areas within City Hall. Below is an overview of some of the highlights of each focus area.

Energy infrastructure

Meeting current demand and ensuring future supply of low carbon and affordable energy is crucial to the daily functioning of our capital, and meeting the Mayor’s aims to make London a zero carbon city by 2050. The LIP 2050 highlights energy priorities for London including:

Read our report Enabling Infrastructure: Green Energy, Water & Waste Infrastructure to 2050.

A circular economy

The Mayor and the London Waste and Recycling Board are aiming to help the city take a circular approach to its use of resources.

A 'circular economy' designs out waste, keeps materials in use at their highest value for as long as possible and minimises environmental impact. Adopting this model could provide London with net benefits of at least £7bn every year from the construction, food, textiles, electricals and plastics sectors, as well as around 12,000 new jobs in re-use, remanufacturing and materials innovation.

Find out more and read the Circular Economy Route Map.

Water management

The Water Advisory Group (WAG) is made up of senior representatives from London’s 4 water companies, water regulators, consumer champions and other water sector experts. The group remit covers key water issues relevant to London including:

  • water supply, water resource and wastewater
  • flood risk
  • drainage
  • water pollution issues

Read more about water issues affecting London.

Green infrastructure

Green infrastructure is a network of green spaces (as well as features such as trees and green roofs) that deliver a range of benefits, including:

  • recreation and amenity
  • improving air quality
  • cooling the urban environment
  • encouraging walking and cycling
  • enhancing biodiversity
  • improving ecological resilience, eg reducing flooding

The Mayor of London supports the change from seeing individual green spaces as a liability towards seeing green infrastructure as a strategic asset that is just as important as other infrastructure like railways, roads, pipes and cables. For more information, see the Natural Capital report published by the Green Infrastructure Task Force.

Digital connectivity

Fast, reliable digital connectivity are essential in today’s world which is why the Mayor has made a manifesto commitment to improve London’s Not Spot areas. The Mayor of London has developed a package of measures to boost digital connectivity across the capital and tackle London’s areas of poor connectivity.

  • Appointing a troubleshooting Not spot team
  • Bringing mobile connectivity to the London Underground
  • Making connectivity a key part of the London Plan
  • Providing connectivity guidance to Boroughs

If you would like to get in touch with the Mayor’s Not Spot team please email [email protected].

Transport

Transport investment and planning are at the heart of the Mayor's infrastructure agenda as they shape the way Londoners live, work and spend time in the capital.

Policies and proposals to reshape London's transport over the next 25 years are set out in the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy.

Read more on our transport page and on the Transport for London website.