Our coastal location is key to the wider UK economy; providing connections for trade with the world.

Over the next 30 years, we want to transform our transport connections to help drive long term economic growth.

We are pressing ahead with the development of our Transport Strategy and have sought views through a public consultation.

As we have developed the draft strategy we have engaged extensively with partners and the public to make sure it meets local needs.

The strategy will set out our ambitions and priority areas for improved connections and new infrastructure. It will align with established national, regional and local plans, an will help us work together to make life in the East better for everyone.

To develop the strategy we have used evidence and data from across the region and tested our ideas with partners and experts. This will enable the region to come together with a single voice to make sure our transport network is fit for the future.

Our priorities

Transport East has identified four strategic priorities that together define our unique transport geography and provide an overarching narrative for our Strategy:

Decarbonising transport 

42% of the region's carbon emissions come from transport, the largest sector. If we are to tackle our contribution to climate change and reach net zero emissions we need to act quickly.

Connecting growing places

Better links between our fastest growing places and business clusters. This helps the area function as a coherent economy and improves productivity.

Energised Coastal and rural Communities

A reinvented, sustainable coast for the 21st century which powers the UK through energy generation. Supporting our productive rural communities and attracting visitors all year round.

Global Gateways

Better connected ports and airports to help UK businesses thrive. Boosting the nation’s economy through greater access to international markets and Foreign Direct Investment.