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ICE responds to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland's report

20 January 2020

Responding to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland’s report to government, Hannah Smith, Director of Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland, said:

“The Commission’s findings signal a step-change in how we value our infrastructure – one we hope government will embrace. To create places fit for 21st-century living, it’s important to recognise that projects of all sizes must go beyond just delivering economically; our infrastructure must work for the public good.

“Scotland faces some big challenges, including, crucially, the need to decarbonise and build a net-zero economy. We’re encouraged the Commission, as we’ve done previously, are calling on government to recognise natural infrastructure in its future-planning.

“Now, we need policy-makers to step up and deliver on these ambitions, working with industry to ensure the right landscape is in place to deliver the infrastructure that will shape Scotland’s future.”

  • Emma Beer, media relations manager at ICE