5th Annual (2020)

Northern Transport and Infrastructure Development Forum

Wednesday 21 October 2020


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Part 1: Updates and insight on current transport investment in the North of England
Transport for the North update
  • Strategic plan – ambition, costs and timelines
  • Timelines for planned transport projects
  • Future plans for the delivery of Northern Powerhouse Rail
  • Improving connectivity and creating a fully integrated transport network
  • Funding and investment
Tim Wood
Northern Powerhouse Rail Director
Transport for the North
Creating a joined up transport plan for Greater Manchester
  • Developing and implementing an integrated plan
  • Challenges facing the area and how to respond to these now to deliver a long term vision
  • What issues is the plan trying to address and identifying where investment is needed
  • When will investment be made and where?
The role of HS2 in improving connectivity and unlocking growth
  • Latest insight on the plans for HS2
  • Engaging with local authorities so development opportunities are fully maximised to improve connectivity and create housing
Morning refreshments
Network Rail update: delivering an improved rail network in the North of England
  • Planned improvements
  • Transpennine update
  • Timelines for delivery
  • Benefits these projects create
Upgrading the road network in the North of England: what connectivity and improvements are planned
  • Planned upgrades and areas due to benefit from investment
Louise Pavitt
Regional Delivery Director (YNE)
Highways England
Part 2: Identifying where investment is needed – maximising the opportunities transport infrastructure create
Working collaboratively to fully unlock benefits of new development
  • How can different parties work collaboratively to deliver development and regeneration?
  • Who should lead projects?
  • What are the risks during each stage and who should carry them?
  • Ensuring certainty and for projects to progress as efficiently as possible
Networking lunch
Transport plans for Leeds – transformative transport schemes enabling development
  • Ensuring joined up connectivity to national infrastructure development
  • Plans for investment and development
Panel discussion: Forward plans and making the best investment decisions
  • Further devolution of powers – what is proposed and what is needed?
  • Ensuring and maintaining a fully integrated transport strategy
  • Working with stakeholders to address ongoing issues
  • Identifying where, and what to invest in, and what the best approach is for the area
Robert Smith
DLA Piper
Mark Lynam
Director of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure
Sheffield City Region
The importance of transport infrastructure in creating development opportunities and economic growth
  • Why improved transport is needed to generate further investment
  • Transport acting as a catalyst for regeneration
  • Investing and developing secondary stations outside the core cities to enable greater densification of existing areas
Part 3: How to practically deliver transport enabled/oriented development
Understanding what approach to have for city development – exploring the different approaches for different areas
  • Using modelling and data to make informed investment decisions
  • Understanding the different approaches needed for different cities
  • Polycentric approaches versus densification
  • The role of stations and the importance in improving connectivity and transport hubs
  • Understanding how to best improve the urban realm to create joined up communities
Afternoon refreshments
What are issues trying to solve with new infrastructure? Understanding the need for transformed infrastructure
  • Responding to poor air quality
  • Using transport improvements to reduce congestion
  • How to best use data and technology advancements
  • Predicting future advancement and infrastructure – what is the city of the future
Securing funding and investment for projects
  • How will these projects be delivered?
  • How to secure funding?
  • What are the funding and finance options?
  • Land value capture and how it can be used
  • Impact of transport development on land value
Panel discussion: Delivering a joined up transport approach across the North of England
  • Benefits of airport development to the wider region – implementing
  • Creating a joined up freight development strategy
  • Working collaboratively
Andrew Batterton
DLA Piper
Mark Lynam
Director of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure
Sheffield City Region
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

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