East of England boost to major infrastructure

Future Cities Forum has been speaking to Rowland Potter, Head of Transport at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, ahead of our November forum in Cambridge, where we will be talking about future infrastructure and how this will continue to drive economic gains for the region and improve connections to major business hubs across the UK.

Rowland spoke of the importance of the global brand of Cambridge, its health and science knowledge economy but also of the importance in the UK of expanding the economy of the region but improving connectivity and infrastructure with the west of the country.

'This is an extremely important corridor. So much focus in the past has been on road connections to and from London and the south east, but there is much economic value in improving infrastructure that cuts across from Cambridge to Bristol and northwards to the midlands and east to Felixstowe.