Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Future of England’s road network: investment, planning and local connectivity

Morning, Wednesday, 12th December 2018

Central London


This seminar will be a timely opportunity for key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss priorities for England’s strategic and major road network, with the final RIS2 scheduled to be published in 2019, followed by the Strategic Business Plan and Delivery Plan.

It takes place in the context of Highways England’s Strategic Road Network Initial Report, that outlined plans to reduce emissions and prepare England’s roads for more electric and autonomous vehicles, and delegates will examine how the road network can keep up with changes in demand, including demographic and usage changes, and the transition to smart motorways.

With proposals to create a Major Road Network and the Transport Select Committee launching an inquiry into local roads funding and governance, further sessions will assess the future role for Sub-national Transport Bodies, combined authorities and local government in the delivery of new road transport schemes and reducing congestion, as well as construction and funding challenges for the future.

Guest of Honour

Jim O’Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer, Highways England

Guest of Honour

Jim O’Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer, Highways England

Keynote Speakers

James Haluch

Managing Director, Highways, Amey

Senior speaker confirmed from the Office of Rail and Road


Rt Hon the Lord Whitty

Chair, Road Safety Foundation


Guy Dangerfield

Head, Transport User Strategy, Transport Focus

Pam Turton

Assistant Director, Transport, Environment and Business Support, Portsmouth City Council

Malcolm Bingham

Head of Road Network Management Policy, Freight Transport Association

Peter Molyneux

Major Roads Director, Transport for the North