NIPA Insights III Report Published

July 10, 2023

NIPA Insights III Report Published


I am very pleased to confirm following our recent Annual Conference that the main report, and also a supplementary report (case studies) on the outcome of NIPA’s latest research, NIPA Insights III, are now available below to download.

The reports are an excellent review of experience gained on the ground in implementing DCOs and the main report sets out some important recommendations that I am sure will be the focus of many discussions within the NIPA family, and elsewhere, over the coming months.

Hannah Hickman of the University of the West of England, who led on the research commissioned by NIPA, comments:


“Significant attention is often focussed on securing the consent for major infrastructure development as if this was the end point in the development process. Our research highlights the fundamental importance of understanding how the consenting phase can better anticipate and support delivery. A key recommendation is the need to ensure that reforms focusing on speed of obtaining consent do not inadvertently cause problems later for implementation”.


The Board considers that the report and the case studies make a timely, significant and valuable contribution to the ongoing considerations regarding the implementation of DCOs, hopes that you will enjoy reading them and will find them useful.


Robbie Owen


Secretary and Board Director