DLG Architects partner Gareth Gerner has announced he is working with the government’s All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group to show the potential for regeneration such transport links can bring.

He presented the development advantages of tram-link proposals for Manchester and Leeds, including plans for a new connection to Leeds-Bradford Airport, at a recent meeting.

He said: “Developers and [investment] funds are often unaware of light rail’s benefits. Taken together they provide a unique opportunity to improve profitability of developments.”

Along with other experts, Gerner will provide further briefings to developers over the coming months.