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CBI to debate infrastructure reforms

The Confederation of British Industry will today meet to discuss their response to proposed reforms to the way large-scale infrastructure projects are planned.

During a half-day conference in London, the CBI will debate proposals published by the Government in a white paper in May, which will go before Parliament before the end of the year.

The paper included recommendations that the process be streamlined for major projects, and an independent commission set up to oversee such schemes in England.

Planning professionals from the transport, construction, utilities and property sectors will meet to discuss the potential implications of the legislation and how businesses should respond to the changes.

Keynote speakers include John Healey, the minister for local government, and John Cridland, the deputy director-general of the CBI.