North East infrastructure changes outlined at ICE event

Infrastructure improvements and how they will be funded and delivered was the hot topic at an event organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Mark Wilson, Margaret Jackson, Professor David Balmforth and Graham Dalton
Mark Wilson, Margaret Jackson, Professor David Balmforth and Graham Dalton

Infrastructure improvements and how they will be funded and delivered was the hot topic at an event organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Industry leaders led the event for engineers, who came from across the North East to the seminar at St James’ Park, Newcastle, held ahead of the changes to the way local transport schemes are financed and delivered.

Chaired by professor David Balmforth, senior vice president of ICE, the seminar featured discussions led by Graham Dalton, chief executive of the Highways Agency, Margaret Jackson, head of the Northern Local Engagement Team at the Department for Transport (DfT). Graeme Mason, planning and corporate affairs director at Newcastle International Airport and Mark Wilson, principal regional transport adviser at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Professor Balmforth said: “It was pleasing to see so many professionals come together to discuss the importance of transport in the North East region.”

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