Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Planning, Scrutiny and Overview Committee
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree the Council’s response to Cambridgeshire County Council’s consultation on the third Local Transport Plan (LTP).
The Planning and New Communities Portfolio Holders AGREED that the Council make the following representation to Cambridgeshire County Council in response to the LTP3 consultation:
“The Council supports the overarching objectives of LTP3 and prioritises non-car modes as these will provide travel choice and best achieve the objectives with limited resources. The strategy areas should be prioritised as follows:
(1) Public Transport
(4) Smarter Choices
(5) Road Safety
(6) Traffic Management
“It is important to ensure the needs of all sectors of community are addressed, including the most vulnerable – the young, elderly and disabled. At present many residents experience social isolation as they are unable to access essential services, shopping, leisure or simply meet with friends, due to a lack of bus or community transport service and/or the prohibitive cost of using it.
“The Council would urge the County Council not to forget linkages to market towns outside the county as many of the remoter parts of the district look to these areas for their services.
“The Council would also ask the County Council to take in to consideration the outcomes of plans and strategies produced by other organisations, including the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework, Community Transport Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan, Parish Plans, the Children and Young People’s Plan (BigPlan2), and Cambridgeshire Horizon’s Green Infrastructure Strategy, to name a few. These may provide an extensive evidence base of transport provision and need, highlight issues concerning specific groups of people, and many contain an action plan including issues that can be addressed through LTP3.
“The Council would like to continue to work closely with the County Council and the other Cambridgeshire districts on drafting LTP3.”
Publication date: 04/03/2010
Date of decision: 02/03/2010
Decided at meeting: 02/03/2010 - Planning and New Communities Joint Portfolio Holders' Meeting
Effective from: 11/03/2010