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Join us at our regional forum on housing and local transport in the South East, taking place in London. The session, which is part of a series of events, will consider the findings of new research undertaken by KPMG on sustainable transport and housing and will be followed by the launch of a report on the topic.

This high-level event will bring together Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, housing experts and other local decision-makers to discuss the importance of transport and wider connectivity in helping to address the housing crisis, increasing the accessibility of sites for redevelopment and attracting inward investment. Sustainable transport is vital to the viability of housing schemes, especially for young people, job seekers, those on low incomes and increasingly for older people, all of whom are more likely to rely on public transport to travel to and from home.

As well as supporting delivery of new housing, transport improvements in the region are vital to the economic development of the South East, including in the Oxford-Milton Keynes -Cambridge corridor.

The events will provide an opportunity to discuss how we can find timely and cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced with achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, creating jobs and improving productivity through better connectivity.

Chaired by:


Gerard Whelan
Director, Corporate Finance, Government and Infrastructure



Confirmed speakers:


Sir Peter Hendy
Chair, Network Rail





Hilary Chipping
Chief Executive, South East Midlands LEP





Martin Dean
Managing Director, Bus Development, Go-Ahead




Tom Copley AM
Deputy Chair of the Housing Committee and Member of the Transport Committee, London Assembly




Naomi Green
Head of Technical Programmes,  England’s Economic Heartland




Benjamin Clayton
Head of Strategy and Performance, Homes England





Catherine Folca
Stakeholder Manger, Transport Focus





Rupert Clubb
Director of Communities Economy and Transport ESCC, Chief Officer Transport for the South East




Claire Haigh
Executive Director, Transport Knowledge Hub



They will be joined by representatives from Highways England and Transport Focus.

Contact Details

If you would like to find out any further information, please email Fiona Gardner at transportknowledgehub@connectpa.co.uk.

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Date & Time

Date: Monday 18 February 2019

Time: 10.00 - 14.00


City Hall
The Queen's Walk