Views sought on the future of local transport plan

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People in North East Lincolnshire are being invited to have their say on two important documents that set out the long term plans for highways and transport in the area.

Views are welcome on the updated Local Transport Plan and the new Highway Strategy from now until Friday 9 September.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Local Transport Plan (LTP) has been refreshed to reflect key external changes since the launch of the LTP in 2011. There is no change in NELC policy or strategy as a result of this refresh.

The Highway Strategy identifies those junctions and sections of highway that need to be considered for future upgrading to support the delivery of our over-arching economic, social and environmental goals within North East Lincolnshire in addition to meeting our statutory duties as a highway authority.

The LTP has been refreshed to:

  • Better reflect the long-term look ahead identified in the Council’s Local Plan to 2032,
  • Take into account the changes in local, regional and central government since 2010 when the original document was published,
  • Account for changes in the level and sources of funding available to Local Authorities to fund highways and transport schemes,
  • Refresh the documentation to contain more up to date case studies, delivery information and statistics.

The Highway Strategy has been created to form a medium-to-long term transport planning platform, creating a foresight to enabling development and improving existing conditions on our local highway network.

Cllr David Watson, deputy leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

We need to hear opinions from local people, businesses and other organisations on both documents in order to make sure they remain relevant, fit for purpose and reflect the needs of the area.

It’s important to stress that the LTP is an overarching strategy and there’ll be further consultation in the future on the detail of some of the proposals included, such as the key junctions at Nuns Corner and Tollbar.

Both documents are available on our website and hard copies can be found in local libraries.

Responses to this consultation should be via email to Alternatively, sent via post to Transport Policy, Origin Two, Europarc, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN37 9TZ.

The deadline for comments is Friday 9 September.

There will also be a series of public consultation events being held across the borough:

  • Cleethorpes Business Centre, Jackson Place, Grimsby, on Wednesday 31 August 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm
  • Immingham Resource Centre, Margaret Street, Immingham on Wednesday 31 August 2016 from, 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • Riverhead Bus Station, Grimsby on Thursday 1 September 2016 from 9.00pm to 4.00pm

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