A plan by Highways England setting out how the country’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads will unlock economic growth and support development has been recognised at the Institute of Economic Development’s inaugural annual awards. The IED hailed the company’s strategic economic growth plan – ‘The road to growth’ -awarding it the ‘greatest economic impact’ prize at the awards ceremony staged at the IED annual conference on 23rd November. A project run by Peter Brett Associates LLP to develop and manage a framework to establish the economic and social effects of investment in Scotland’s canal network received the ‘most sustainable outcome’ award, while the Exeter and Heart of Devon Shared Economic Strategy won the ‘most innovative strategy’ award. An economic development and regeneration project – Strathleven Regeneration Community Interest Company – initiated in the aftermath of the closure of the J&B whisky bottling plant in Dumbarton 17 years ago, resulting in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)