Becoming a statutory body

We want to formalise our role as the voice for strategic transport issues in the South East by becoming a statutory sub-national transport body (STB). Statutory status would give us the ability to directly influence the government’s decisions on transport issues and give us the tools we need to deliver our transport strategy.

Powers and responsibilities

We’ve worked with our member authorities to draw up a proposal to government which sets out the case for a statutory STB for the South East. It also includes the statutory powers and responsibilities we want to help us deliver economic growth, improve quality of life and protect and enhance the environment.

The draft proposal has been agreed by our organisation’s principal decision making forum, the Transport for the South East shadow partnership board. The next stage was to give other organisations the chance to comment.

Seeking your views

Between 3 May and 31 July 2019, we asked a range of stakeholders to give us their views on our draft proposal by completing a short questionnaire. 

More than 90 organisations and individuals responded to the consultation including our partner organisations, local authorities in neighbouring regions, environmental groups, transport operators and more. 

What happens next?

We will be analysing the results and providing feedback to our shadow partnership board in the autumn. They will then make a decision on how to proceed. 

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Transport for the South East
County Hall
St. Anne's Cresent


0300 3309474

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