Overview

The role of the Transport and Infrastructure Business Group is to act in a formal advisory capacity to the LEP Board on all relevant transport and other infrastructure matters. The group works with key national, regional and local transport bodies including the Department for Transport, Highways England, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd and Midlands Connect, to ensure that transport infrastructure and services are being planned and delivered to support the growth and prosperity of the Coventry and Warwickshire area. The group also considers wider infrastructure needs around issues such as broadband and power and works closely with the Planning Business Group to ensure a joined-up approach is taken on matters of mutual importance.

Objectives

  • Assist the identification and development of a pipeline of infrastructure projects with a balanced mix of large scale ‘flagship’ and small/medium sized schemes which support the needs of the area.
  • Provide timely and appropriate input to future reviews of the LEP Strategic Economic Plan and other sub-regional initiatives, including the development of a Single Spatial Strategy for Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • Lobby strategic transport and infrastructure bodies such as DfT, Highways England, Network Rail and Midlands Connect in order to influence their future investment decisions through an evidence-led approach.
  • Ensure coordination on transport and wider infrastructure matters is carried out with neighbouring LEPs and Local Authorities, including the development of Statements of Common Ground on issues of mutual interest (e.g. A5, A46, North-South Rail, Ox-Cam Corridor/East-West Rail etc.).

Members

Adam Dent, Advent Communications

Adrian Hart, Warwickshire County Council

Andrew Page, Transport for West Midlands

Barbara King, Department for Transport

Bill Blincoe, CWLEP

Councillor Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Council

Councillor David Welsh, Coventry City Council

David Ayton-Hill, Warwickshire County Council

David Jones, Cross Country Trains

David Tucker, David Tucker Associates/Federation of Small Businesses

Iain Patrick, CWLEP

James Breckon, Warwick University

John Seddon, Coventry City Council

Kate Hughes, CWLEP

Kirsty Sharp, Warwickshire County Council (Minutes)

Mark Ryder, Warwickshire County Council (Chair)

Mike Waters, TfWM

Parvez Islam, Warwick University

Richard Timothy, Highways England

Ryan Merriman, Advent Communications

Sarah Spink, Midlands Connect

William Knighton, Chiltern Railways

News

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:20
Image of Transforming Nuneaton

An update on the ambitious £500 million plan to transform Nuneaton has been given to businesses in the region.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:55
Phil Peak, operations director at the CWLEP Growth Hub

The vital part West Midlands Growth Hubs have to play in ensuring businesses access the supply chain for the largest infrastructure project in Europe was discussed at a virtual webinar.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 15:29
Michelle Hemming and sons Josue and Juan-Andres

More than 200 people who hadn’t been in the saddle for a decade, or had ever cycled with their family, have started cycling thanks to free sessions in the region’s parks this summer.

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 13:58
From left to right - Matthew Crucefix (Stonewater), Eleanor Deeley and Peter Deeley

A Coventry family-firm is continuing a near 70-year commitment to improving a community in Wyken.

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 09:25
Logo for LEVA

Coventry-based light-weighting specialist, Sarginsons, has been chosen to be part of a ground-breaking engineering partnership led by Lotus, which has won UK Government support and funding to devel

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 14:35

Local people are being urged to join an online careers fair to find out more about thousands of new jobs in construction coming to the region as major infrastructure projects get underway.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:26

Small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands can find out more about the thousands of HS2 contracts on offer at an online regional summit next month.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 07:57

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, has marked Zero Emissions Day (21/09) by praising National Express for bringing the West Midlands a step nearer to having an all-electric bus fleet.

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 14:30
Concept for Leamington Spa station

A new rail infrastructure initiative for Warwick District has taken an important step forward with the announcement of an improvement scheme for Leamington Spa Station.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:34
Group of cyclers of all ages

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has teamed up with Love to Ride to encourage more people to get out and about on their bikes.

Meeting Dates 2020

In these unprecedented times, to focus our work on the immediate support of our business community and to minimise the spread of Coronavirus, adhering to the Government guidelines, CWLEP Business Group meetings are largely being suspended.

The next scheduled meeting of the Transport and Infrastructure Business Group is listed below. As the current situation is very fast-moving, this will be kept under review and members will be notified of any change to this schedule no later than 7 days prior to any scheduled meeting.

  • 24th January 2020
  • 27th March 2020
  • 15th May 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 29th January 2021

All meetings are from 10:00am – 12:00pm at The Old Clink, The Holloway, Warwick.