Morning, Thursday, 13th December 2018
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 progress of recommendations from the NIC’s Partnering for Prosperity report - which recommended the creation of a joined-up strategy linking infrastructure, jobs 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.
The seminar also follows the publication of NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment, which includes recommendations for £43 billion 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 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.