Virtual Conference

Transport-led Development in the North of England

Wednesday 21 October 2020


Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Christopher Boyle QC
Landmark Chambers
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?
Nicola Kane
Head of Strategic Planning, Insight and Innovation
Transport for Greater Manchester
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
Lorna Pimlott
Phase 2 Sponsorship Director
Morning networking and break
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
Robin Miller-Stott
Senior Planner, North West and Yorkshire
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
Networking lunch
Part 2: Identifying where investment is needed – maximising the opportunities transport infrastructure create
Developing stations and maximising commercial opportunities
  • What are the development opportunities at stations
  • Opportunities at stations of different sizes
Stephen Miles
Cushman & Wakefield
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
Simon Warburton
Transport Strategy Director
Transport for Greater Manchester
Afternoon networking and break
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
Danny Crump
Director of Urbanism
Broadway Malyan
Key issues facing the planning and delivery of new infrastructure
  • Impacts of the Budget on infrastructure delivery
  • Implications of COVID-19 on the need for infrastructure
  • Net Zero targets and the impact on planning for transport infrastructure
Juan Lopez
Francis Taylor Building
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
Dr Alexander Roy
Head of Policy
Manchester Airports Group (MAG)
Lucy Hudson
Principal Policy Officer Freight and Logistics
Transport for the North
Julian Worth
CILT Rail Freight Forum
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference and networking

*All sessions include a short Q & A.*

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