Sector scheme to raise standards

Lord Heseltine says the new National Highways Sector Scheme 18 for Landscape and the Environment, which the Haymarket chairman will launch at this year's IoG Saltex on 3 September, is set to improve standards across the board.

Heseltine said: "The addition of a scheme addressing landscaping and the environment to the National Highways Sector Schemes programme will help to raise management and operational standards, and hence delivery, in this critically important area."

BALI, Lantra Awards and City & Guilds NPTC, responsible for co-ordinating industry contributions to the scheme document and its future administration, invited Lord Heseltine to launch it.

National Highways Sector Scheme 18 is a bespoke management system for landscaping and the environment that will be a contractual requirement for organisations engaged by the Highways Agency in England, Transport Wales, Transport Scotland and Roads Service Northern Ireland to work on their highway estates.

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