If your organisation is a member of the RSN through the SPARSE, Rural Assembly, RSP or RHCA you can book your free place at the National Rural Conference now and join rural specialists to debate key issues. We have over 600 bookings already so book your place now!
Areas set to receive funding include Greater Manchester (£1.07bn), West Midlands (£1.05bn), West Yorkshire (£830m), Liverpool City region (£710m), South Yorkshire (£570m), West of England (£540m) and Tees Valley (£310m).
However, some concerns have been raised that although infrastructure investment is welcomed, the frequency and coverage of bus services as well as the increasing fares must be addressed.
A recent survey by Centre for Cities revealed that reliance on cars was on a steady incline with drivers in rural areas more likely to be car-dependent (87%) than their urban counterparts (77%).
Sign up to our newsletter to receive all the latest news and updates.