Transport East

Area covered

Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock

Forum* members

Essex County Council, Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, Southend on Sea Borough Council, Thurrock Council, 1 district council rep from each of the three counties, New Anglia LEP, South East LEP, Essex Chamber of Commerce, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Highways England, Network Rail

*Forum - this term is sometimes used by other transport bodies to represent a broader stakeholder group.  It is more of a board here.

Lead / hosting authority

Suffolk County Council

Statutory Status


Transport Strategy

Transport East published its Transport Strategy alongside its Strategic Investment Programme in February 2023.

TAN's responded to the draft strategy, highlighting a number of concerns with the strategy and the Appraisal of Sustainability.

More information about Transport East can be found on their website.

Other Documents

Keeping trade on track (June 2023) - joint report with England's Economic Heartland

Making the case for rural investment (June 2023) - joint report with other Sub-national Transport Bodies (STBs)