Local Transport Plan
This consultation is an opportunity to have an exciting, powerful conversation with people, businesses and providers of public services about the key priorities and principles that will shape our transport network to 2050. It will address the key challenges and opportunities around transport in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, both now and in the future.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Devolution Deal, agreed with Government in 2017, gave the Mayor and the Combined Authority responsibility for certain transport functions. Among those responsibilities, the Combined Authority took over the role of Local Transport Authority from Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. One of the key responsibilities of the Local Transport Authority is the development of a new Local Transport Plan.
Our draft Local Transport Plan was published on June 17, marking the start of a fifteen-week consultation period which runs until September 27. It sets out an ambitious and challenging strategy for a world-class, integrated transport network, which addresses current and anticipated future pressures on infrastructure, while also supporting housing and economic growth. It aims to bring forward a step-change in how people and goods travel across the area.
It will provide the vision and strategy to meet the infrastructure challenges set out in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER). It will also be a key strategic pillar in meeting the Combined Authority’s commitment to doubling the size of the area’s economy over 25 years, and meeting the vision set out in the Growth Ambition Statement.
The Local Transport Plan will set out the Combined Authority’s plans and strategies for maintaining and improving all aspects of the local transport system. It describes:
· the vision and objectives for transport in the area alongside a programme for achieving them;
· the current and future transport needs of people and freight, across transport modes; and
· policies and delivery plans relating to transport, explaining how they contribute to the delivery of local strategic priorities.
You can access the full suite of Local Transport Plan documents on our website, alongside details of our consultation events and ways in which you can respond to the consultation. Consultation events are taking place at a range of locations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in June, July and September.