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Our Managing Director, Jo Field, was recently asked to give her expert opinion on a think tank's research into the planning of major infrastructure projects.

 

The Institute of Government recently published a paper calling for local people to be more involved in the planning of major projects. In particular, the think tank calls for the creation of a commission for public engagement to make this happen.

The story was covered in TP Weekly News and Jo's view on the proposals is included in the piece. Also noted below.

Stakeholder engagement champion Jo Field MCIHT from JFG Communications welcomed the call for a new infrastructure commission. She said: “Strengthening the National Infrastructure Commission and creating a commission for public engagement would improve public involvement in the planning of major infrastructure projects.

“It would help to explain the benefits of such schemes and ensure decision makers hear the voices of the people their decisions will directly affect. This will mean better policy decisions are made,” she said. “Better engagement will also help to build public support and advocacy for major projects. Schemes with greater public support are more likely to go ahead.”