This splendid idea supports the fundamental issues of sustainable development whilst dealing with critical infrastructure and future proofing networks. But as Alex is the first to admit, there are many questions that need clarification.
The idea is to set up a leadership team to take this idea forward in September to get some more meat on the bones in order to present further compelling evidence by November to DfT that this idea is deliverable, before the Secretary of State for Transport's post-consultation announcement. The intention is to get provision for this included within the parliamentary Bill going forward. So we all hope that the government agrees with us, that this concept certainly warrants further scrutiny.