The Western Gateway
The Western Gateway Sub-national Transport Body is formed by an alliance of eight Local Authorities and one Combined Authority that have committed to work together to drive innovation, facilitate the transition to a decarbonised transport system, maximise economic growth and improve industrial productivity by strengthening travel connections to local, national and international markets.
The role of the Western Gateway Sub-national Transport Body (STB) is to set out the transport strategy for the region, provide leadership on strategic transport matters and present our collective priorities for greater investment in transport in the Gateway area to government, by providing a single, unified voice for the region. This will be underpinned by the production of a regional evidence base that informs our long-term Strategic Transport Plan
The Gateway area is home to over 3 million people and is set for a step-change in prosperity and productivity through an ambitious growth agenda over the next 20 years delivering 300,000 new homes and over 190,000 new jobs as well as home to world class environment. It is both a highly desirable destination as well as a facilitator of movement through nationally significant travel corridors.
The Gateway area links England’s South Coast to the Midlands, London and the South East to South Wales and the South West Peninsula to the rest of the UK.
“By working together the authorities aim to maximise Government funding for strategic transport projects to assist in strengthening travel connections to local, national and international markets which will in turn help the area to drive innovation, maximise economic growth and improve industrial productivity”.
Cllr Wayman – Chair of the Western Gateway STB, Dec 2018 – May 2021