Infrastructure

The Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy seeks to build the right kind of housing and commercial space where it is needed and integrate utility, road, rail and green infrastructure to build the communities and places people want to live.

Click here to see where we have already invested in infrastructure to date.

 

Transport

A modern and efficient transport system is key to our future success. We need a number of vital improvements to deliver a fully-integrated transport network throughout the region.

New Anglia LEP is working hard with partners in businesses, local authorities and education institutions to make us a mobile and accessible world-class economy.

Click here to see where we have already invested in transport infrastructure.

 

Integrated Transport Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk

The Integrated Transport Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk was adopted by the New Anglia LEP board and partners in summer 2018. It sets out our ambitions, our collective goals for delivery and how we might see them brought to fruition. You can read the Integrated Transport Strategy here.

Evidence was gathered from both the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy Evidence Report and the East Integrated Transport Strategy: Development of Long-Term Economic Scenarios Report

Transport groups that the LEP is a part of include:

Local Transport Board - The New Anglia Local Transport Board provides guidance and leadership regarding transport-related investment decisions. They also provide recommendations to the LEP board over capital investment projects.

Great Eastern Rail Campaign - New Anglia LEP is leading the Great Eastern Rail Campaign for investment on the Norwich to London main line.

Transport East - New Anglia LEP is part of Transport East, a forum that will shape the area’s transport ambitions. The forum includes local councils, Highways England, Network Rail and Local Enterprise Partnerships as well as other strategic partners such as ports, airports, rail and bus operators from across the East of England.

Transport East will ensure that our transport network:

  • is innovative and prepared for future developments
  • enables housing growth
  • enables the efficient and effective movement of people and goods to boost economic growth
  • ensures that growth in the East is sustainable, encompassing all forms of transport including, public transport, walking and cycling.
  • ensures that the East of England is a place where people want to live, work and visit,
  • enables people to live independently and to make the most of opportunities as they arise

You can find out more about Transport East, and see details of its meetings, here.

 

Broadband and Digital Connectivity

The Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk seeks to improve digital connectivity, with a focus on super-fast broadband in rural areas and reliable mobile phone coverage for those travelling around the region.

We have invested in the rollout of superfast broadband across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Through our Growth Deal, we have invested £10 million in projects in both counties to support an increase in the extensive network of fibre cables and roadside cabinets to enable homes and businesses to have access to faster broadband.

To find out more and to check the available broadband speed for your postcode, visit:

Better Broadband for Norfolk

Better Broadband for Suffolk

 

Utilities

To see where we have already invested in utility infrastructure click here

 

Flooding

Our Economic Strategy seeks to provide flood defences that unlock or protect housing and commercial development.

To see where we have already invested in flood defence schemes click here