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New Herefordshire Local Transport Plan

Meeting: 02/03/2023 - Cabinet (Item 221)

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The report seeks agreement to the approach to the development and delivery of the new Local Transport Plan, including the anticipated timeline.  Delegated authority for operational decisions is sought to assist with the timely delivery of the Local Transport Plan.


Cabinet members considered a report setting out the proposals and proposed timetable for development of the new Local Transport Plan. The cabinet member infrastructure and transport introduced the report and highlighted that all councils were required to have a Local Transport Plan and to keep it under review. The LTP will reflect the current government direction on travel, de-carbonisation and model shift. A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) will be included for the first time to provide a strategic, prioritised plan in support of improving levels of active travel across the county.


Group leaders gave the views of their groups. In response to queries raised it was noted that:

·       There is still some space remaining to be developed at the Hereford Enterprise Zone and this will be supplemented by employment land in the market towns brought forward as part of the market town investment plans;

·       A business and industrial sector similar to the enterprise zone is being explored for the west of Hereford in conversation with major employers;

·       The allocation of employment land will also be dealt with through the local plan and these documents will fit together.



It was unanimously resolved that cabinet:


a)             Approves the draft timescale for producing the new Local Transport Plan;


b)             Notes the proposals for developing the new Local Transport Plan; and


c)             Agrees to delegate the authority to take operational decisions during stages 1 to 4 as set out in the report associated with the development of the Local Transport Plan to the Service Director for Transport and Highways in consultation with the Cabinet member for Transport and Infrastructure.