Have your say on the future of transport in the East

We have developed a draft regional Transport Strategy and are now inviting you to have your say by completing our public consultation.

Covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, the ambitious strategy sets a series of priorities for better transport for everybody living, working, and learning in the region up to 2050.

The strategy, which will guide future transport investment in the East, has been developed following extensive analysis of technical evidence and talking with the public and our partners to make sure it aligns with local ambitions and needs.

Our eight-week public consultation is open from Thursday, 2 December 2021 until Sunday, 30 January 2022. We have not made any final decisions, and this is your chance to help us improve our draft strategy and shape the future of transport in the region.

Find out more and give your views

Consultation events

Question and Answers

Document Library

Contact

Find out more and give your views

You can take part in the public consultation by completing our online consultation survey.

Before completing the survey, we strongly recommend that you find out more about our draft Transport Strategy by visiting our virtual exhibition which is available throughout the consultation period so you can visit and explore at a time to best suit you.

The exhibition contains all of the information and materials you would expect to find at a traditional consultation event.

Alternatively, we have a consultation brochure and easy read version, which are available via the links below and within the virtual exhibition. Printed copies are available upon request by emailing transporteastconsultation@jacobs.com.

Alongside the draft Transport Strategy, we have developed a draft Investment and Delivery Programme - an evolving programme of projects which will set out our investment priorities to Government.

As part of our consultation, we also want your views on the draft Investment and Delivery Programme and our proposed approach to identifying and prioritising projects.

Finally, we are required to consult on our Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA), which has been carried out to inform and improve the Transport Strategy. The ISA is a process for assessing social, economic and environmental impacts of strategies and projects. It helps make sure sustainable development principles underpin the strategy, to protect the environment and improve people’s health and equality. We also have a shorter summary of the ISA available.

Consultation Events

We are hosting two online consultation events to give you an opportunity to find out more about our draft Transport Strategy and ask any questions.

The events will be video call-style live webcasts on Microsoft Teams and will include a short presentation, followed by a question and answer session, where you will be able to submit written questions which will be answered by our team live.

Anyone can attend and you can join via the Microsoft Teams app, online or by phone, but attendees will not be able to use their microphones or web cameras.

The events are taking place on the following dates:

•           Tuesday 14 December 2021 – 2pm - 3.30pm

Click here to join the live webcast at the time of the event

•           Tuesday 11 January 2022 – 7pm - 8.30pm

Click here to join the live webcast at the time of the event

Webcast instructions and guidance:

You can join via desktop, mobile, tablet and other devices. When clicking the links, you will be given the choice to join online or via the Microsoft Teams app. If you do not have Teams already installed, you can download the app.

Once Microsoft Teams has opened, you will join either as an authenticated user if you are signed in, or you’ll join anonymously. Once you have joined the live webcast, if the event has not started, you will see the message "The live event has not yet started”.

If you have any issues or concerns ahead of the event, please email us at transporteastconsultation@jacobs.com

Questions and Answers

A set of questions and answers about the consultation process, draft Transport Strategy, draft Investment & Delivery Programme and Integrated Sustainability Appraisal.

Consultation Documents

We have created a consultation document library. Here you can find all the documents relating to the draft Transport Strategy, draft Investment and Delivery Programme and consultation, including supporting technical reports and the full Integrated Sustainability Appraisal.

Contact

If you have any questions about the public consultation or our Transport Strategy, please email us at  transporteastconsultation@jacobs.com

Please note, this public consultation is specifically about our draft Transport Strategy and not individual schemes in the region. If you have a question or comment about specific schemes, please raise these with the relevant local authority or Government body (e.g. National Highways or Network Rail).