England’s Economic Heartland
Martin Tugwell has more than 20 years of experience in strategic transport and infrastructure planning while operating at national, regional and local levels.
He is Director for England’s Economic Heartland, a strategic alliance of county and unitary councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships covering Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, that is promoting a new model of integration for strategic planning and delivery, including potentially a sub-national Transport Body for the area.
His leadership on strategic planning at the regional level created the first Regional Transport Strategy for the South East and contributed to the South East Plan, having previously worked in the Government Office for the South East. While working for Oxfordshire County Council he helped lay the foundations for the ambitious schemes set out in Oxfordshire’s Strategic Economic Plan, having previously helped establish the Local Enterprise Partnership.