An update on the ambitious £500 million plan to transform Nuneaton has been given to businesses in the region.
Transport & Infrastructure
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.
- 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.).
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
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.
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.
A Coventry family-firm is continuing a near 70-year commitment to improving a community in Wyken.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.