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05/10/2017

Is the region getting a getting a fair deal on funding?

Here’s the report.  It’s not pretty reading.  Using the most up to date Treasury statistics, the report confirms a worsening position, particularly in relation to economic development and transport infrastructure: 3rd lowest expenditure on services in real terms between...

20/07/2017

Midland Main Line Electrification: Cancelled

Leaders in the East Midlands have reacted with dismay to the news that the electrification of the Midland Main Line has been cancelled – and have asked for an urgent meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and the Chair of Midlands Connect Sir John Peace.

12/09/2014

29/04/2016

Midlands Engine

Midlands Engine Response to Green Paper EMC continues its work on the Midlands Engine.  Informed by the views of local authorities from the East Midlands, the Midlands Engine has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation on the Industrial Strategy. Response of the...

EM Rail Franchise Event - DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Event (multiple dates) - Subject to the launch of the Public and Stakeholder Consultation by the Department for Transport, we have provisionally agreed a date of 21 March 2017 (9.30 – 1.00 pm) for the EM Rail Franchise event. The event will take place @ Leicester City Council...

09/10/2012

EMC welcomes transport ‘pinch-point’ funding - but looks to the bigger picture

News - East Midlands Councils has welcomed the Government’s announcement of £16 million to address five transport ‘pinch-points’ that impact on parts of the East Midlands – but is also looking at the bigger picture.    The schemes recently announced by the...

17/12/2015

Midlands Connect

Working in Partnership - Once Voice for the Midlands The Midlands Connect Partnership was formed in 2014.  It is a collaboration of 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships, Network Rail, Highways England, central government, 26 local authorities and the business community. The Midlands Connect...

21/07/2016

Midlands Connect - Picking up the Pace

Tackling major bottlenecks on the UK’s road and rail networks will unlock faster economic growth and help the Midlands prosper in an increasingly competitive global market place, new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling heard today.

East Midlands Infrastructure Summit - Councillor CPD Event

Event (multiple dates) - Tuesday 8 December 2015, 10:00 - 15:00, BioCity Nottingham Infrastructure led development is key to securing sustainable growth, linking manufactured goods and food to ports and airports, producers to markets and suppliers, and ensuring that businesses have access to...

09/07/2015

Chancellor announces Budget support for Midlands Connect

Midlands Connect, the group championing strategic transport investment across the region, has welcomed £5 million of funding announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget statement.