Launch of new Excellence in Place Leadership programme set to drive innovation

Developed by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT), in partnership with Amey, the Excellence in Place Leadership programme will bring together forward-thinking ‘thought leaders’ from across ADEPT to form a professional network. The aim is to create an enduring, self-sustaining and inclusive network of thought…

South West once again at the bottom of Government transport spending agenda

The Peninsula Rail Task Force (PRTF) is calling on the Government to review transport spending for the South West region in light of a recent report by the thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research North (IPPR North). Analysis of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2019 by IPPR North…

ADEPT comment on spending review

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) has cautiously welcomed yesterday’s spending review, whilst calling for more detail and a more coherent long-term climate change investment strategy. Darryl Eyers, President of ADEPT, said: “ADEPT has worked hard with Government Departments to make the case for more…

Investment in digital connectivity is vital for the economy and the environment – ADEPT sets out digital priorities post-Brexit

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has set out its key policy positions on how to deliver digital connectivity across the country post Brexit. ADEPT represents Place Directors from local authorities and includes members from Local Enterprise Partnerships, sub-national transport boards and combined authorities, and…