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This code links the planning and implementation phases of major infrastructure developments. The purpose of the code is to ensure that people are given as much information as possible at all stages of a development. This includes the provision of a referee who can be approached by members of the public, if they believe that information, which should be forthcoming under the code, has not been provided.
All government departments in England and their agencies follow the code. The code is also commended to local authorities and private sector developers who may be promoting major infrastructure developments.