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Invest in ports say planners

[ February 6, 2018   //   ]

Infrastructure investment in ports and coastal cities would help to mitigate Brexit’s impact on the economy, says the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in its response to a National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) consultation.

It argues that border activities in ports are likely to be on a greater scale after Brexit and urges the Commission to “recognise the potential of ports and coastal cities as exporting hubs”.

Protecting key access routes to ports, investing in road-rail-port interchanges to meet demand for storage and freight distribution, and making provision for goods storage in inland areas near ports are important, it adds.