Transport & Infrastructure Board
Suffolk is a key pillar of the East Anglian economy which is a net contributor to UK plc.
Suffolk’s GVA stood at around £12.6 billion in 2012 and is projected to grow to £14.6 billion by 2017 (around 15% above current value). To optimise our capacity to deliver economic growth and our position as an international gateway Suffolk merits significant investment in our infrastructure.
Transport is often too slow, broadband and mobile technologies have yet to achieve 100% coverage, and the provision of necessary utilities needs to be improved. Our transport and infrastructure priorities are set out in Suffolk Chamber’s Transport and Infrastructure Manifesto.
Suffolk Chamber is leading on two high profile campaigns to address our transport and infrastructure deficit:
Campaign to dual A1307 from Haverhill to the A11 - A campaign calling for the urgent dualling of one of the most significant roads in Suffolk, and which will play a key role in an extra £360 million GVA for the county economy, has been launched.
No More A14 Delays in Suffolk - Following the success of the Suffolk Chamber-led partnership campaign 'No Toll Tax on Suffolk', opposing the introduction of tolling to fund the proposed A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvements, our Transport and Infrastructure Board (TIB) reflected recently on the other pinch points along the Suffolk stretch of the A14 that also constrain business.