Policy Forum for London

Next steps for transport in London and the South East - infrastructure and environmental priorities, regeneration and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy

Morning, Thursday, 28th March 2019

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD


This conference will discuss key issues for transport in London and the wider South East - looking at infrastructure priorities, environmental challenges, opportunities for regeneration and the implementation of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.

Delegates will assess priorities for investment and development of major transport infrastructure in London and the South East, including the next steps for planning the expansion of Heathrow and Crossrail 2.

It takes place in the context of renewed commitment by TfL to the development of Crossrail 2 and an indicative budget of £27.7bn for the project between 2023 and 2036 in the National Infrastructure Assessment.

We also expect discussion on lessons to be learnt from continued delays to the completion of Crossrail - including from the NAO investigation, and the £2bn in added costs.

The agenda will also bring out views on the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, including implementation issues and how it dovetails with transport policy across the South East, with a focus on rail infrastructure and increased airport capacity. 

We expect discussion on how best to realise the opportunities for economic growth and regeneration from transport infrastructure development, particularly in the areas of housing and the potential from building on TfL brownfield land - as well as planning and legal challenges for developing new projects.

Further sessions discuss next steps for reducing emissions from both public and private transport, including the expansion of electric fleets and development of Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZs), as well as the opportunities for introducing further sustainable and active transportation options - and ways to improve the user experience of the transport system.

Guest of Honour

Alex Williams

Director of City Planning, Transport for London

Guest of Honour

Alex Williams

Director of City Planning, Transport for London


Leonie Cooper AM

Deputy Chair, Environment Committee

Tom Copley AM

Deputy Chair, Housing Committee


Duncan Buchanan

Policy Director, England and Wales, Road Haulage Association

Tony Caccavone

Surface Access Director, Heathrow Airport

Emily Williams

Associate Director, Residential Research, Savills

Janet Cooke

Chief Executive, London TravelWatch

Chris Curtis

Head of Crossrail 2, Network Rail

Richard Dilks

Programme Director, Transport, London First

Dan Doris

Major Schemes Programme Manager, London Borough of Sutton

Dave Widger

Regional Director, Economic Development, AECOM

Katharina Winbeck

Head of Transport, Environment and Infrastructure, London Councils

Councillor Keith Glazier

Chairman, Transport for the South East

Angus Walker

Partner, Planning and Infrastructure, BDB Pitmans and Board Chairman, National Infrastructure Planning Association

Alice Roberts

Head of Green Space Campaigns, CPRE London

Martin Dean

Managing Director, Bus Development, Go-Ahead Group