Steer and KPMG are announced as partners to develop strategic investment plan (SIP) for the South East region.
Following the publication of the transport strategy in July 2020 and bringing together the area and thematic studies that are well underway – the SIP will set out a compelling thirty-year transport investment blueprint for the South East.
The plan will describe the framework required for delivering the vision and objectives of our transport strategy. It will set out where, when and under what conditions, packages of schemes, interventions and wider policy initiatives should be implemented to achieve the vision for 2050.
Councillor Keith Glazier, Chair of Transport for the South East said, “A vast amount of work has gone in to working with our partners and stakeholders across the region to investigate the issues, challenges and opportunities identified in the transport strategy. Now is the time to deliver an ambitious but achievable investment plan that will make life better for people, for business and for the environment.”
Steven Bishop, Steer Project Director said, “The transition from vision and strategy to a plan for funding and delivery is an important step for Transport for the South East. At Steer, we are excited about continuing to provide strategic advice to Transport for the South East and its partners on this journey.”
There will be opportunities for stakeholders input throughout the development of the SIP with the draft plan available for public consultation in summer 2022. Transport for the South East aim to submit the final plan to government in early 2023.
About Transport for the South East
Transport for the South East (TfSE) is a new body created to improve the transport network and grow the economy of the whole South East area.
It brings together representatives of 16 transport authorities and five local enterprise partnerships covering an area stretching from the English Channel to the border of London, and from the Kent coast to Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Not only does this area include major airports, ports, roads and rail routes, it is also a powerful economic motor for the whole of the UK – adding £200 billion a year to the national economy.
The aim of TfSE is to support and grow this economy, improve quality of life and protect the environment by choosing the right strategic transport priorities for investment. A thirty-year transport strategy was published in July 2020 with a strategic investment plan to follow by 2022.