Our area is a driving force in the UK’s clean energy sector; leading the way in delivering sustainable and low carbon energy solutions.
Transport East will deliver a collective vision for the future of transport and infrastructure in Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.
Transport East's size is its strength; giving the partnership greater coherency and building on a strong history of collaborative working.
The Transport East Forum is led by political representatives from Highways and Transportation Authorities and District Planning Authorities, and representatives from Local Enterprise Partnerships and the Chamber of Commerce, and Highways England and Network Rail.
The Transport East Forum Terms of Reference can be viewed here
A wider partnership panel will support a collaborative approach to the development of the Strategy.
Chair and Vice-Chair
Cllr Kevin Bentley
Cllr Kevin Bentley is the Chair of Transport East. He is the Leader of Essex County Council.
Cllr Martin Wilby
Cllr Martin Wilby is the Vice-Chair of Transport East. He is Chair of Environment, Development and Transport Committee at Norfolk County Council.
Cllr Richard Smith MVO
Cabinet Member for Highways
Suffolk County Council
Cllr Lesley Wagland OBE
Cabinet Member for Economic Renewal, Infrastructure and Planning
Essex County Council
Cllr Ron Woodley
Deputy Leader (Cabinet Member for Transport, Capital & Inward Investment)
Southend-on-sea Borough Council
Cllr Mark Coxshall
Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning
Cllr Graham Butland
Leader of Braintree District Council
Representative of Essex District Councils
Cllr Phil Smart
Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change, Ipswich Borough Council
Representative of Suffolk District Councils
Cllr Graham Plant
Deputy Leader Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Representative of Norfolk District Councils
The following bodies sit on our Forum, but are not formal members of Transport East.
Local Enterprise Partnerships
Transport Board Chair
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
South East Local Enterprise Partnership
Chambers of Commerce
Director of Policy
Essex Chamber of Commerce
Head of Policy
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Head of Strategic Planning
Bedford Borough Council
Cambridgeshire County Council and District Councils
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Central Bedfordshire Council
England's Economic Heartland
East of England Local Government Association
Hertfordshire County Council and District Councils
UK Innovation Corridor
Peterborough City Council
Department for Transport