Policy Forum for London

Next steps for growth in the Thames Estuary - infrastructure, governance and linking Local Industrial Strategies

Morning, Monday, 30th March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This seminar will assess next steps for growth in the Thames Estuary.


Sessions focus on:

  • Delivering the infrastructure needed to support growth in the region;
  • Strengthening governance; and
  • Improving collaboration between local stakeholders.

The discussion takes place in the context of the:


There will be keynote contributions from: Councillor Roger Gough, Leader, Kent County Council; Paul Kitson, Director, Markets, Partners and Places, Homes England; David Manning, Development Director, Lower Thames Crossing; Matthew Norwell, Chief Executive, Thames Gateway Kent Partnership; Anusha Shah, Director, Resilient Cities, Arcadis and Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership and Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England.


The agenda

  • Taking forward Government’s regional priorities and implementing a unified strategic vision;
  • Realising sustainable growth through the delivery of joined-up infrastructure:
    • Increasing the supply of new homes, and the future role of housing deals and development corporations;
    • Next steps for delivering the Lower Thames Crossing;
    • Improving rail infrastructure and services in the region and connecting to Crossrail; and
    • Implementing the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan and meeting environmental challenges.
  • Strengthening regional governance structures and reducing barriers to growth;
  • Priorities for unlocking economic growth in the Thames Estuary, and linking Local Industrial Strategies:
    • Next steps for regeneration and growth across the South East;
    • The future for employment and skills in the region;
    • Improving the cultural offering in the estuary and supporting the development of creative businesses;
    • Attracting investment, developing strategic international partnerships and improving collaboration between local stakeholders; and
    • Priorities for the Estuary’s forthcoming Local Industrial Strategies.


Keynote Speaker

Senior speaker confirmed from South East Local Enterprise Partnership

Chair

Jackie Doyle-Price MP

Member of Parliament for Thurrock

Speakers

David Statham

Managing Director, Southeastern Railway

Joanne Giles

Director, Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement, South Essex College

Hedley Swain

Area Director, South East, Arts Council England

Paul Kitson

Director, Markets, Partners and Places, Homes England

David Manning

Development Director, Lower Thames Crossing

Anusha Shah

Director, Resilient Cities, Arcadis and Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership

Councillor Roger Gough

Leader, Kent County Council

Matthew Norwell

Chief Executive, Thames Gateway Kent Partnership