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.


It will be an opportunity to examine the Government’s response, expected later this year, to the NIC’s Partnering for Prosperity report - which recommended the creation of a joined-up strategy linking infrastructure and homes, and the provision of new east-west transport links - and to consider further steps that might be taken to improve transport links in the area.


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 sessions will assess what more might be done to underpin economic growth - looking at the priorities for meeting skills needs across key sectors, improving east-west transport connectivity, meeting the demand for new housing, and addressing key issues around planning, the environment, skills, finance, public concerns and potential expansion.



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

Dr Ann Limb

Chair, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership

Rob Brighouse

Chairman, East West Railway Company

Dean Sporn

Programme Director, National Infrastructure Programme, Highways England

Councillor Philip Smart

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