Copper has been appointed by Transport East, the sub-national transport body for the East of England, to support the development of its first transport strategy. 

The Transport East partnership spans Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock and provides a single voice for councils, business leaders and other stakeholders on the region’s strategic investment priorities. 

Copper will be working the Transport East team to engage with stakeholders and the public to ensure the transport strategy truly represents the needs and ambitions of communities in the region. 

As part of this brief, Copper has developed an online survey to help understand current transport use and future priorities of the public across the East of England. 

James Gore, Director of Copper’s Economic Development practice, said: 

“Fast, reliable and resilient transport infrastructure is essential to deliver inclusive and sustainable growth, so we are delighted to be supporting Transport East as it develops its ambitious transport strategy for the East of England, looking as far ahead as 2050. 

“This appointment builds on our strong track record in the East of England, which includes communications and stakeholder engagement support for local authorities and energy providers.”