Sustainable Growth in the East of England: The Transport Implications

8th March 2019

The East of England LGA continues to support the East of England All-Party Parliamentary Group.  The next session will focus on 'Sustainable Growth in the East of England: The Transport Implications' and is an opportunity to showcase the region's two Sub-Regional Transport Bodies: England's Economic Heartlands and Transport East. 

The session, which takes place on Tuesday 26th March 2019 in the House of Commons, will explore and discuss the various growth corridors in the East of England, including the Oxford - Cambridge Growth Arc and the London - Stansted - Cambridge Growth Corridor.

The meeting will see the Group address questions such as:

  • What should be the future strategic shape of the East of England?
  • What are the implications for the prioritisation of the region’s various key transport projects?
  • How do we maximise the potential of the Transforming Cities Fund?

Sir Tim Besley, a Professor at the London School of Economics and the Lead Transport Commissioner on the National Infrastructure Commission; Dr Ann Limb, the Chair of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium, Mayor Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford and Chair of the England’s Economic Heartland; and Cllr Kevin Bentley, the Chair of Transport East, have all been confirmed as speakers at this meeting.

A further session is planned in May and will look at the housing implications of the region’s sustainable growth.

An update on last September’s Budget submission will then be presented at the joint EE APPG and East of England LGA Parliamentary reception, kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca in June 2019.

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