A consultation has been launched asking residents, organisations and businesses in East Sussex to help shape the future of local transport.
East Sussex County Council has a statutory requirement to have a Local Transport Plan (LTP) which sets out its vision for future transport and travel infrastructure.
The Local Transport Plan sets out how people will get around the county over the next three decades – by walking, cycling, driving and catching public transport, or by using new forms of travel.
It will look to improve transport, deliver better access to jobs and services including education, and create safer, healthier, more sustainable and inclusive communities. As part of stage 2 of the process, an implementation plan will be developed which will explain the priority of the various schemes and how funding will be secured.
Since the development of the previous Plan (LTP 3) there has been a major change in Government policy especially regarding the need for net zero carbon dioxide emissions and sustainable economic growth. New guidance is expected from the Department for Transport in the new year about how local authorities should develop their Transport Plans.
At this stage, East Sussex County Council wants to hear what people’s priorities are for travel and transport, the key issues they encounter, and which opportunities for improving travel across the county are important to them.
Cllr Claire Dowling, the Council’s Lead Member for Transport and Environment, said:
Our next Local Transport Plan will set out a vision for what transport in East Sussex will look like in the next thirty years, and how that vision will be achieved.
Effective, well-planned transport infrastructure is key to help tackle carbon emissions in the county.
I encourage residents, businesses and community groups to take part in the consultation to ensure they have their say on how transport in our county will be delivered over the next thirty years.Cllr Dowling
You will be asked to say:
- What issues you currently face making common journeys
- What ideas you have to help improve travel
At the conclusion of the survey respondents can drop pins on a map of East Sussex to give feedback about problem areas and what improvements might be made to improve the situation. You can access the map here.
Click to view consultation on their website fourth Local Transport Plan for East Sussex.
Readers might like to look at the current Local Transport Plan (LTP3) before they comment. Crowborough is mentioned just five times in the main document. The priority areas in the plan are:
- Bexhill and Hastings
- Eastbourne and South Wealden