RESIDENTS and businesses are being asked for their views on travel in Warwickshire.
The Local Transport Plan (LTP), which was first put out to consultation last year, has been redrafted, and now Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is asking the public what they think again.
The plan sets out the strategic aims for transport in the county as well as being geared towards guiding decision making over transport schemes.
This latest consultation process will assess whether the draft meets the key aims of the council’s plan and whether the LTP’s key themes, policies and overall content are suitable or need further amendment.
Alongside the core strategy there are six sub strategies:
– Active travel: how walking and cycling as means of travel can be supported
– Freight: a rail transport infrastructure to support the local economy
– Managing space: how physical space is used for transport and other purposes
– Motor vehicles: creating an appropriate road network, recognising this is still the most used mode of transport
– Safer travel: Sustaining a reliable and safe network with reduced road casualties
– Public transport: An alternative transport to cars to provide economic and social benefits for all.
Once residents and businesses have had their say, the whole LTP will go to Cabinet for approval before being published – probably in early 2023.
The LTP itself will then inform future service delivery in transport initiatives and infrastructure.
WCC’s spokesperson for transport and planning, Coun Wallace Redford, said: “I’m really pleased to see the next stage of the consultation for the LTP go live. The initial engagement with Warwickshire residents, visitors, key stakeholders and organisations and businesses was really well received and we had many responses. This has given us the information for a second draft which can really tackle the transport issues that the county faces over the coming years.
“It’s not just anyone with an interest in transport in Warwickshire, though, that I urge to complete the consultation; if you want to see how businesses will be supported, how places will be managed to promote residents’ health and wellbeing or if you are interested in how the county will achieve its ambition of becoming net zero Carbon, your input is vital.”
Consultation has now gone live at https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/insights-service/local-transport-plan/ and will run until November 20.