Transport Strategy

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.

Following the appointment of its first Strategic Director in April 2020, Transport East will be pressing ahead this summer with the development of its Transport Strategy. Transport East wants to engage extensively with partners and the public in this process, and full details will be posted here in due course.

The Strategy will set out our ambitions and priority areas for improved connectivity, building upon established growth strategies and corridor specific evidence based campaigns. This will enable the partnership to come together with a single voice to ensure that our transport network is fit for the future.

Our priorities

Transport East has identified three key themes that together define our unique transport geography and provide an overarching narrative for our Strategy:

Global Gateways

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

Multi-Centred Connectivity

Enhanced links between our fastest growing places and business clusters; enabling the area to function as a coherent economy and improving productivity.

Energised Coastal Communities

A reinvented, sustainable coast for the 21st century which delivers on our ambition to become the UK’s foremost all-energy coast, as well as a competitive visitor offer.