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Regular news: Issue 602 3 Aug 2012

Butler ready to serve a lobbying volley over infrastructure failures

The Association of Directors of Environment, economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) believes its influence has increased with 20 new local authorities joining over the last year. As it prepares to set out to Government how to use infrastructure to secure economic growth, Lee Baker spoke to its new president, Miles Butler

The new president of ADEPT, Miles Butler, is preparing to challenge Government to review policies and programmes he sees as hampering economic growth.

Butler spoke to LTT as new figures showed a continuing sharp decline in construction, including of new infrastructure, were released by the Office of National Statistics. He said ADEPT’s forthcoming Prospectus for Growth will ask the Government to provide leadership on strategic planning in order to enable development to take place. Butler,...

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