Midlands Connect

Chairman: Sir John Peace

Midlands Connect is a partnership of LEPs and councils from across the Midlands that have come together develop and implement a strategic transport strategy for the Midlands. Midlands Connect acts as the Sub-National Transport Body for the Midlands.  

Midlands Connect and Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) have agreed a joint statement of investment priorities for the East Midlands:

  • Making the most of HS2
  • A Midland Mainline fit for the 21st Century
  • Improving access to East Midlands Airport
  • A46 Growth Corridor & Newark
  • A5 Growth Corridor
  • Transforming East-West Connectivity

Members agreed to nominate the following to the Midlands Connect Strategic Board for 2019/20:


  • Sir Peter Soulsby (Chair of TfEM and Leicester City Council)
  • Cllr Kay Cutts MBE (Nottinghamshire County Council)
  • Cllr Nick Rushton (Leicestershire County Council)

Alternate Members

  • Cllr Simon Spencer (Derbyshire County Council)
  • Cllr Chris Poulter (Derby City Council)
  • Cllr David Mellon (Nottingham City Council)

EMC's Director of Policy & Infrastructure Andrew Pritchard is seconded 2 days a week to the Midlands Connect Secretariat.

Link to Midlands Connect web-site: https://www.midlandsconnect.uk/