Transport & Infrastructure Group
To optimise our capacity to deliver economic growth and our position as an international gateway, Suffolk merits significant investment in our infrastructure. As such the Transport & Infrastructure Group brings together transport and business professionals from across Suffolk alongside local authorities to discuss key issues relating to road, rail, ports and aviation, as well as utilities.
The group meets quarterly and guest speakers are invited to address the group on pertinent issues to the local economy, the growth agenda and to Suffolk more widely. The group forms part of the policy and lobbying work of the Chamber and outcomes of discussions often help feed into the engagement work with wider bodies such as DfT, Highways England, Network Rail and other key stakeholders including the British Chambers of Commerce.
Our transport and infrastructure priorities are set out in the Suffolk Chamber’s Transport and Infrastructure Manifesto as found below.
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.