In any regional or sub regional economy, investment in strategic infrastructure is clearly important to achieving and sustaining economic growth. In the Haven Gateway, with its very high levels of growth and major UK gateways in the form of the Haven Ports, we believe maintaining an appropriate level of investment in infrastructure is absolutely vital.

The Haven Gateway Partnership feels it has not received a fair share of infrastructure investment over many years and that a continuation of the high levels of growth it has been able to achieve in the past is being taken for granted. This must not be the case. Investment in infrastructure is essential to preserve the competitive advantage of the sub region and its ability to generate the jobs which its rapidly growing population will require.

The Partnership is focussing its activities in respect of infrastructure on the following elements: