4th Annual (2019)

Transport-Led Development in London and the South East

Wednesday 16 January 2019


Registration and refreshments
Conference welcome
Francis Tyrrell
Pinsent Masons
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Keyvan Rahmatabadi
Director - Head of Transport Planning
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?
Lucinda Turner
Director of Spatial Planning
Transport for London
Transport strategy update: South East’s connectivity review
  • Overview of the plans for transport infrastructure delivery
  • Identifies the economic priorities for strategic transport in the region
Mark Valleley
Technical Manager
Transport for the South East
Morning refreshments
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
Bill Price
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
David Leam
Executive Director, Infrastructure
London First
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
Bridget Fox
Sustainable Transport Campaigner; Board Member
Campaign for Better Transport; Transport & Environment
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
Stephen Lorimer
Smart London Policy and Delivery Officer
Greater London Authority
Networking lunch
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
Chris Moores
Head of Planning, Crossail 2
Transport for London
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
Richard Higgins
Head of Surface Access Strategy
Gatwick Airport
Gavin Wicks
Head of Transport Planning
London City Airport
Tony Caccavone
Surface Access Director
Heathrow Airport
Legal considerations for planning and delivering new transport Infrastructure
  • Workplace parking levy and road user charging as mechanisms for funding infrastructure
  • Is existing legislation suitable for the next generation of charging schemes?
  • Current proposals in this area and legal considerations
Duncan O'Connor
Senior Associate
Pinsent Masons
Afternoon refreshments
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
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
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Chair's closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*