The Marches LEP Board has a transport sub-group to advise on all transport matters to support the delivery of the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan, ensuring that transport investment, including active modes, is closely aligned with the wider policy objectives of both the Local Transport Authorities and the LEP’s strategic priorities including economic growth, carbon reduction and social inclusion.
The Transport Officers Group (TOG) provides support and guidance to the LEP Board on the development of transport policies and programmes, and builds a strong evidence base for transport investment.
The TOG meets bi-monthly to discuss all matters relating to transport, in and affecting the Marches area; this can include ongoing or planned projects, responses to national and other consultations, and the work plan of the group. The TOG manages the development of strategies such as the Marches and Mid Wales Freight Strategy on behalf of the Board.
The current membership of the Transport Officers Group (TOG) is:
Valerie Hastie (Chair), Marches LEP
David Balme, Telford & Wrekin Council
Heather Bolton (Secretariat), Telford & Wrekin Council
Jeremy Callard, Herefordshire Council
Matt Johnson, Shropshire Council
Nick Alamanos, Marches LEP
Ann Elias, Growing Mid Wales Partnership
David Hern, Welsh Government
Robert Jaffier, Highways England
Louise Clare, Department for Transport
Sarah Spink, Midlands Connect