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Richard is leading on the production of an updated rail strategy for Leeds city region, and part of the team working on wider transport strategy, including West Yorkshire’s input in key Transport for the North plans and projects, as well as investment advocacy activity such as through the Consortium of East Coast Mainline Authorities.
Transport strategy, and rail in particular is a return to transport planning routes from an early career in consultancy. Richard has a wide and varied range of planning, economic development and transport strategy experience across the public and private sectors, with recent experience in development and housing growth. Joining-up the thinking across these topics, with integrated investment planning is at the heart of the Combined Authority’s agenda. Richard is a Chartered Town Planner and member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.