Decision details

Strategic Transport Consultation Options

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet is asked to agree the Strategic Transport Options consultation documents for public engagement from 12th November to 21st December.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet:


1)  Agreed the Strategic Transport Studies consultation documents for public engagement from 12th November to 21st December 2018;

2)  Delegated authority to the Director Environmental Services to make minor changes to the document prior to publication.

Reasons for the decision:

Maintenance of an up-to-date Local Plan, with at least a 5 yearly review, is a statutory requirement on all Local Planning Authorities. Plan preparation also requires the assessment of reasonable alternative policies and proposals before a plan is finalised. This consultation document is therefore required to meet statutory obligations on the Council.

The Local Plan is also a critical tool in helping the Council deliver its objectives.

Alternative options considered:

The Consultation sets out the options for public engagement. These options are subject to possible further technical work to assist in selecting the preferred option/route. Options are constrained by National Planning Policy, the Joint Spatial Plan, Department for Transport Guidance and the Council’s objectives.

Report author: Claire Cornelius

Publication date: 31/10/2018

Date of decision: 31/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 31/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Accompanying Documents: