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Local Transport Plan Consultation Review and Recommendation for Adoption

Meeting: 12/04/2023 - Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 5)

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Jon Rollinson (Lead Commissioner – Strategy & Policy) summarised the following points:

  • The LTP consultation ran from September to November 2022
  • A citizens panel was set up to provide feedback through the LTP process too
  • The feedback from the panel and consultation were good and constructive
  • The LTP will go to Cabinet in June and hopefully approved by Full Council in July 2023
  • There were 300 responses which was good compared to some neighbouring authority’s when they did their LTP consultation


In response to the Chair, Jon Rollinson confirmed the strategy was 67 pages long. The LTP should run for 10 years but it will be refreshed when needed. Its purpose is to be a living document.


In response to Councillor M Humphreys, Jon Rollinson said that the purpose of the LTP was to address different areas separately. WCC worked closely with bus companies but as they were private companies they could not be forced to improve or add new bus routes. In the past bus routes were subsidised by WCC but public transport funds were limited nationally.


Following a point from the Chair, Jon Rollinson stated that WCC was working on improving buses through the BSIP (bus service improvement plan) and maximum funding opportunities like S106 funding. Mark Ryder added that WCC were looking more at demand response services to fill in for bus routes.