4th Annual (2019)

Transport-Led Development in London and the South East

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Programme

08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
09:40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Planning and delivering large-scale housing regeneration projects
  • Where are the current opportunity areas for regeneration and what are the plans for these?
  • Unlocking new areas for regeneration
  • Support for new housing delivery
10:05
Insight on current plans and support for transport infrastructure delivery to 2024 and beyond
  • Overview of the plans for transport infrastructure delivery
  • Main challenges and opportunities coming forward
  • Priorities for delivering the long term transport strategy, including accessibility implementation plans, integration of HS2 line with Elizabeth line and Crossrail 2 and Old Oak and Park Royal development plan
  • How can transport be used to maximise new housing developments?
Alex Williams
Director of City Planning
Transport for London
10:30
Delivering infrastructure improvements and exploring new investment opportunities - the role of station development to unlock growth
  • Establishing current investment opportunities
  • Station improvement updates – the plans for London station development
  • Further development planned for stations in East London
  • Ensuring minimum impact on consumers' travel time while delivering long term station improvements
10:55
Unlocking transport-led development through new models of investment
  • Stimulating and supporting new investment through new methods and models
  • How to attract new investment into the UK rail network
  • Alternatives to Government funding to improve local transport
  • The expected impact of Brexit on funding and investment in future schemes
11:20
Morning refreshments
11:50
Responding to environmental concerns in future plans: planning for improved sustainability and air quality
  • Promoting a sustainable approach in future projects
  • Introducing plans to improve local air quality
  • Bringing forward new low emission solutions
  • Managing environmental impacts when planning new transport infrastructure
12:15
Reducing congestion on roads when travelling outside of London
  • Reducing road congestion through travel demand management
  • Establishing a strategy to improve road connectivity outside of London
  • Smart Motorways - what is the future? How can they be used effectively to improve congestion?
  • Current plans to convert the M4 into a Smart Motorway
12:40
Increasing housing value and unlocking new areas of development through station improvements and creating additional infrastructure capacity
  • Economic benefits of station improvements
  • Enabling new locations for housing when investing in new station infrastructure
  • Maximising the use of station infrastructure
  • What more need to be done to unlock house value?
  • Delivering significant improvements to the rail network that will increase capacity, relieve congestion and support more sustainable development of new homes
13:05
Networking lunch
14:05
PANEL DISCUSSION: Improving access and connectivity to London’s airports
  • Updates on recent development at airports
  • Improving surface access to London's airports to optimise consumers' travel time
  • Next steps and priorities to improve connections
  • Creating direct rail links to London's largest airports
  • Establishing the best way to achieve and exceed consumers' expectations
  • Delivering new train links to meet passengers' demands
  • How can we make better use of existing infrastructure?
  • Delivering a long-term sustainable surface access strategy
Chris Joyce
Head of Surface Access Strategy
Heathrow Airport
Richard Higgins
Head of Surface Access Strategy
Gatwick Airport
14:50
Designing the world’s smartest city while tackling the most pressing challenges- improving poor air quality, urban design and digital connectivity
  • Bringing forward new plans to meet these new challenges
  • Bringing digital solutions to new infrastructure for a more sustainable future
  • Targeting relevant technology to support new tiers of investments
  • Setting up the future of smart cities and establishing the best plan for execution
  • Exploring digital technology and data science to improve our urban environment
15:15
PROJECT UPDATE: Delivering improvements to Croydon town centre
  • Current plans and support for Croydon town centre project development
  • Setting up investment opportunities
  • Unlocking housing in the area
  • Establishing the economic benefits of new infrastructure
  • What’s the next step for the project?
  • Prediction for the next 5-10 years
Ian Plowright
Head of Transport
Croydon Council
15:40
Afternoon refreshments
16:10
PROJECT UPDATE: Developer perspective
  • Latest latest updates on project delivery
  • Next steps and future priorities
  • Lessons learnt and advice for future projects
  • Successfully maximising the potential of new sites
  • Transport’s role in unlocking growth
  • Matching project development timelines to transport delivery
  • What has been the strategy to unlock the full regeneration potential?
  • How can this scheme be applied to other regeneration areas in London and the South East?
Michael Mulhern
Director of Planning
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
16:35
Legal considerations for planning and delivering new transport Infrastructure
17:00
Chair's closing remarks
17:10
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*