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.
Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Cllr Kevin Bentley
Cllr Kevin Bentley is the Chairman of Transport East. He is Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure at Essex County Council.
Cllr Martin Wilby
Cllr Martin Wilby is the Vice-Chairman of Transport East. He is Chairman of Environment, Development and Transport Committee at Norfolk County Council.
Cllr Andrew Reid
Cabinet Member for Highways
Suffolk County Council
Cllr Ron Woodley
Southend-on-sea Borough Council
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
Chairman of Economic Development Committee, Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Representative of Norfolk District Councils
Local Enterprise Partnerships
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
Hertfordshire County Council and District Councils
London Stansted Corridor Consortium
Peterborough City Council
Department for Transport