In this episode, we follow up with Lucy Jacques, Acting Head of Policy & Strategy, about the development of our second Strategic Transport Plan, and the policy positions that feed into the revised document.

We talk through our ambitions and actions in relation to spatial planning, and outline our role in this area – working with partners to develop the business case.

It’s important we understand the need for transport alongside infrastructure and population growth, as well as the interventions that are needed to deliver for residents and businesses.

We also look at the challenges the North faces in this policy landscape and the opportunities and the role of Transport for the North.

Further to that, we look at the rural mobility policy position, which is a key area of our work moving forward.

It’s important we recognise the diverse landscapes of the North and how the demand for transport access varies between communities. Whilst big rail schemes can help large areas, it’s as important to identify the transport options that will deliver better connectivity for more isolated groups.

And finally, we look at the timeline for our new Strategic Transport Plan, and several of the current workstreams that will feed into this crucial document for the North.

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