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

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 08:07

NHS staff will get free travel on all buses and trams in the West Midlands as they go to work to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:15

West Midlands ring and ride minibuses are being redeployed as free shuttle buses for NHS hospital staff and key workers supporting social care services across the region.

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 08:20

Daily public transport journeys in the West Midlands have fallen by 86% since the coronavirus outbreak started.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 08:36

Transport bosses are today urging the public not to use buses, trains and trams unless absolutely essential to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 14:40

Peak time restrictions on concessionary tram and bus passes will be lifted during the early morning rush hour to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shop

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:19

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has vowed to focus on keeping safe, clean, and functioning public transport available for those that need it amidst the continuing outbreak of coronavirus.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:33

A Coventry automotive design and manufacturing company has set up a new joint venture agreement with a leading electric vehicle manufacturer from Belarus which will create 600 new jobs by establish

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 14:16

Business leaders from across the Atlantic have gathered in Birmingham to showcase trade and investment opportunities in Canada's rail and transport industries.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:24

Local people will have the chance to learn valuable construction skills and gain new jobs on a major project to regenerate Coventry city centre, thanks to a new training hub which has opened.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:31

A former global director at Jaguar Land Rover is the new chair of a taskforce set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to drive up skills in the automotive sector.

Meeting Dates 2020

  • 24th January 2020
  • 27th March 2020
  • 15th May 2020
  • 17th 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.