IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Minister wants waterways used for construction freight

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features ConstructionBuzz on government plans to increase transportation on waterways and canals.

ConstructionBuzz from UKconstructionweek writes:

The government is looking at plans to increase the transportation of construction freight via waterways and canals.

Rebecca Pow, MP, parliamentary under secretary at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, suggested ‘starting to get freight back on to the waterways’, during on adjournment debate last Thursday about canals and their restoration.

She added: ‘With the move to net zero and to cleaner air, this is actually a huge asset, and we are starting to realise that canals can have a rebirth as transport links…’

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