Tag: infrastructure

Infrastructure: More local input needed in big projects, say MPs

Image copyright Reuters Much more local input is needed if the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects are to deliver their desired socio-economic benefits, MPs have said. Too often consultation with affected communities took place after major decisions had already been taken, the Public Administration Committee said. It called for feedback to be taken into account before funding is given and better… Read more →

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Infrastructure: never mind the politicians

The Infrastructure Commission for Scotland (ICS) wants to shift the focus on to cutting emissions and helping the economy become more inclusive. Its latest report says to achieve this an independent, specialist body should be created by the Scottish government to draw up a 30-year infrastructure plan. But the ICS has recommended against setting up a Scottish National Infrastructure Company,… Read more →

Brexit: Northern Ireland ports ready to build infrastructure

Image caption Belfast Harbour has reached agreement in principle on “the specification, design and layout of the new inspection facility”. Operators of NI’s major ports say they are ready to build Brexit related-infrastructure as soon as government confirms what is necessary. The ports have been engaging with Stormont’s Department of Agriculture (DAERA) over the creation of border control posts (BCPs).… Read more →