Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Chris Richards, Institution of Civil Engineers’ Head of Policy and Public Affairs, said:
“Recognition of the importance of infrastructure in delivering social and economic benefits in the Queen’s Speech should be welcomed. The confirmation that the National Infrastructure Strategy will, in fact, be published this autumn reinforces that commitment and should ensure that the UK’s infrastructure is delivered in a coherent and comprehensive way, which recognises our economic, social and climate requirements.
"ICE has long been calling on the government to take a holistic, evidence-based approach to planning and delivering infrastructure. Long-term planning and a rigorous focus on improving productivity across the built environment sector will be essential in securing an economically strong and net-zero carbon Britain in the months and years ahead.”
Notes to Editors
The Institution of Civil Engineers published a policy paper which sets out its priorities for the government’s forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy earlier this year. Read the paper.