Yesterday saw the publication of the long delayed National Infrastructure Strategy, which sets out the Government's key long term infrastructure priorities.  

The Strategy, which had originally been pegged for publication in March, reflects the principles outlined in Project Speed but takes a longer view recognising that the delivery of transformational infrastructure projects is about more than what is desirable for a political party to achieve within the lifespan of one Parliament.

The Strategy also provides for the setting up of a National Infrastructure Bank to be headquartered in the 'north of England'.  Whether that should be read as 'north of London' remains to be seen.