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JLL Cardiff welcomes continued focus on infrastructure projects

Chris Sutton comments on M4, Great Western Mainline, devolution & Sunday trading laws

CARDIFF, July 8, 2015 – Responding to today’s Budget, Chris Sutton, lead director at property consultancy JLL in Cardiff, said:

Chris Sutton“The Chancellor’s continued focus upon improving infrastructure was highlighted by his reference to the key projects of the M4 Relief Road and the electrification of the Great Western Mainline; it is vital that we continue to focus upon the delivery of these critical infrastructure projects for the future prosperity of the Welsh economy.

“This Budget strengthened the UK Government’s commitment to further devolution to the English regions.  Measures were announced which may be of interest to the on-going city regions debate in South Wales, particularly the announcement of a ‘land commission’ for Manchester. 

“The new Planning (Wales) Act introduces Strategic Development Plans for the two city regions in South Wales and these measures, alongside a ‘land commission’ or similar organisation, could provide innovation in the area of land use planning.