Westminster Social Policy Forum

Next steps for the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford Corridor

Morning, Thursday, 13th December 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will assess next steps for developing the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford Corridor.


The seminar takes place following the announcement that Corridor B has been chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway to be broadly aligned with the proposed East-West rail route, and it will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss the implications for linking new infrastructure to jobs, education, skills and services, as well as discussing environmental concerns.


It will also be an opportunity to examine recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) Partnering for Prosperity report - which recommended the provision of new East-West transport links - and considers further steps that might be taken to improve transport links in the area, and the NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment, which includes recommendations for £43bn of long-term transport funding for regional cities and calls on Metro Mayors and city leaders to develop integrated strategies for transport, employment and housing.


Delegates will also discuss the future for regional governance - focusing on the role for local authorities, LEPs and combined authorities - and challenges for improving collaboration between key stakeholders in the region.


Further planned sessions will look at what more might be done to underpin economic growth - including priorities for meeting skills needs across key sectors - as well as examining opportunities for extending the Corridor to further areas.



Guests of Honour

Bridget Rosewell

Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Professor Sadie Morgan

Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Rachel Fisher

Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Regeneration, Cities and Local Growth Unit

Keynote Speakers

Rachel Fisher

Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Regeneration, Cities and Local Growth Unit

Bridget Rosewell

Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Professor Sadie Morgan

Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

James Palmer

Mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Chairs

Daniel Zeichner MP

Member of Parliament for Cambridge and Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Corridor

Iain Stewart MP

Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South; Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Corridor and Government Champion, Cambridge Milton Keynes Oxford Corridor

Speakers

Rob Brighouse

Chairman, East West Railway Company

Dean Sporn

Programme Director, National Infrastructure Programme, Highways England

Jason Longhurst

Director of Regeneration and Business Support, Central Bedfordshire Council

Councillor Philip Smart

Environment and Transport Portfolio, Ipswich Borough Council and Member, East West Rail Consortium Board

Aaron Cohen-Gold

Public Affairs Manager (Regional), University of Cambridge

Martin Tugwell

Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland

Keith Harrington

Regional leader, South East, PwC

Jeanne Capey

Cambridge Milton Keynes Oxford arc - Project Director, Environment Agency

Dr Andy Williams

Vice-President, Cambridge Strategy and Operations, AstraZeneca