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Unitary joins transport partnership

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Swindon BC is to join England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), an alliance of councils developing better transport links across the southern Midlands and East Anglia.

EEH has already worked with the National Infrastructure Commission, Highways England, and Network Rail to secure investment for the East-West Rail project from Oxford to Bedford and the Oxford to Cambridge expressway.

Swindon said it had joined to make the case for a westward extension to the town of East-West Rail and for further investment in the A420 corridor.

Leader David Renard (Con) said: “We are very fortunate in Swindon to already benefit from excellent connectivity.

“We are committed to finding ways to continue improving our links with other successful areas of the UK, which is why joining England’s Economic Heartland is so important.”

EEH is made up of representatives from Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, and Oxfordshire CCs, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes councils, Bedford and Luton BCs, as well as Buckinghamshire Thames Valley, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, and South East Midlands local enterprise partnerships. It is aiming to become a sub-national transport body like Transport for the North.

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