A modern and thriving economy in Suffolk needs a world class infrastructure to support our plans for growth.
Suffolk is an international gateway that demands infrastructure investments if its economy is to grow, develop and prosper.
Transport is too slow; communication on the information superhighway is too slow, provision of necessary utilities needs improving.
Our road and rail networks are under strain. Both public and business journeys are hindered by traffic jams on the A12 and A14. Slow rail services cannot carry modern container traffic. Next Generation Broadband for the entire County is a fundamental pre-requisite for business competitiveness. Suffolk is one of the driest areas in the Country, yet the demands on our water resources from the vibrant and strategically important farming and tourism sectors need addressing.
Our three infrastructure priorities will be:
Road and Rail – we will continue to lobby central Government for investment in road and rail, not only as fundamental for business growth in Suffolk, but as a key aspect of our London 2012 offer to visitors.
BB4S – we will work in partnership with Suffolk County Council and the Better Broadband for Suffolk Board to lobby and champion the need for superfast broadband for the entire County by 2020.
Water – we will work alongside Anglian Water Group and their 'every drop counts' campaign to educate and inform business as well as lobbying for improved resources to Suffolk.