LGA Conference Fringe Event, 5 July 2016
NuLeAF co-hosted a fringe event at the LGA Conference on 5 July 2016 at the Bournemouth International Conference Centre. The event was entitled ‘Local benefits of hosting national major infrastructure – myth or reality?’ It looked at the environment in which long-term economic projects and planning is operating and whether local economic growth could be delivered in such a rapidly evolving environment.
The event was chaired by Sir Merrick Cockell, former Chairman of LGA and currently Chairman of Crossrail 2 Growth Commission. The discussion panel drew on case studies, including:
- Reawakening industrial ‘brownfield’ sites with sustainable community regeneration (David Toman, Chief Executive of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community);
- Leveraging non-nuclear commercial investments from Hinkley Point (Doug Bamsey, Corporate Director of Sedgemoor District Council);
- Transport: from rail to roads (Graham Dalton, formerly Chief Executive of the Highways Agency and now advising the World Bank); and
- Transformative socio-economic impacts of geological disposal facilities (Bruce McKirdy, Managing Director of RWM).
The event was well attended and a follow-on is being planned for 2017.