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Over 3,500 South East residents have their say on long-term transport strategy

Minister of State at the Department for Transport - George Freeman - at TfSE strategy launch event in October.

More than 3,500 people, businesses and campaign groups have given feedback on a new 30-year transport strategy for the South East.

An online public consultation has ran for the last three months and the final document will be published in the summer.

'Transport for the South East' (TfSE) wants to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and transform the area's transport infrastructure.

Trains and buses collectively account for just 9% of all journeys in the region, compared with 70% of trips by car.

TfSE is a partnership of local authorities and business - the body was created in 2017.

Cllr Keith Glazier, chair of TfSE, said: “Our strategy sets out a future for the South East that is better for people, better for business and better for the planet. 

“To make this happen, we need to work together as one region.

"That’s why we’re delighted that so many people, businesses and other organisations from across the South East took part in our consultation and helped shape our region’s future.”

TfSE also claims its proposals will more than double the region's economy and create an additional 500,000 jobs.

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