About Enterprise M3

ENTERPRISE M3 LEP drives the economic growth of the area by working with businesses, key delivery partners and central government. We translate and signpost opportunities for business and other partners including funding. We bring people, business, public and not-for-profit sectors together and share our insights and data. We do all this to make Enterprise M3 ‘the’ place to do business.

Enterprise M3 Local Transport Body

The Local Transport Body was disbanded in June 2015.

The Enterprise M3 Local Transport Body (LTB) was established in May 2013 as an equal partnership between the Enterprise M3 and local highway authorities. Following changes to the Enterprise M3 Governance structure the role of the Local Transport Body was taken over by the Programme Management Group and the Transport Action Group, therefore the Local Transport Body was disbanded in June 2015.

The role of the LTB was to:

  • specify strategic and other objectives that major transport schemes should meet
  • invite local authorities and others to propose schemes that meet those objectives
  • identify a prioritised list of major transport schemes within the available budget
  • ensure that the successful schemes meet the stated policy objectives of the Enterprise M3 as outlined in the Enterprise M3 Strategic Economic Plan and local authorities, though their corporate strategies and local transport plans and be responsible for ensuring good value for money
  • make recommendations on individual scheme approvals, investment decision-making and the release of funding, including scrutiny of individual business cases, to the PMG and the Board
  • report progress regularly to the member organisations, the Department for Transport and other stakeholders
  • regularly review its operation to ensure that it remains fit for purpose
  • carry out any other relevant functions as required by its member organisations (and if agreed by the Board).

Full voting membership of the Enterprise M3 LTB Board consisted of:

Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership

Hampshire County Council

Surrey County Council

Associate (non-voting) membership of the Enterprise M3 LTB consisted of:

Department for Transport

Chairman of the Transport Action Group of Enterprise M3 LEP

Hampshire and Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Hampshire Business Alliance

Representatives of district councils in Hampshire and Surrey

Highways England

Network Rail

Public transport operators

Heathrow airport

For further information about the Enterprise M3 Local Transport Body, email Kevin Travers, Enterprise M3 Transport Lead on kevin.travers@enterprisem3.org.uk