18/05/2021 - Permalink

Chance for people to shape council’s transport and travel policies

Related topics: Climate change / environment / Coronavirus / Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Partner organisations

Shropshire people and organisations will soon have the chance to help shape Shropshire Council’s new Local Transport Plan (LTP4)– the document that will help the council plan its transport objectives and policies for the next 10 to 15 years.

A series of 12 online workshops – each focusing on a different theme – are due to be held in June 2021, ahead of a full public consultation this autumn, before the Plan is approved and adopted in 2022.

The Local Transport Plan will focus on how transport will support Shropshire’s people, places and activities to contribute to the county’s strategic objectives and wider policies related to health, education, the economy and the environment.

The short workshops with stakeholders will help to identify key challenges and gather evidence at an early stage. A small number of places are available on a first come first served basis.

Steve Brown, Shropshire Council’s head of transport and environment, said:-

“Transport is vital to ensuring that everyone can have access to their daily needs and activities. It has a significant role to place in place-making, supporting communities, building the economy, protecting the environment and promoting good health.

“Engagement with Shropshire’s communities and stakeholders, and those with whom we work across our borders, is integral to the planning for the future, as the LTP will need to demonstrate our understanding of the mobility needs of different people, places and activities in Shropshire.”

For more information about the workshops, including how to take part, visit the Shropshire Council website (https://shropshire.gov.uk/roads-and-highways/local-transport-plan-ltp4/)

Place are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Further information 

The 12 workshops will focus on the following themes, (more information on each workshop can be found on the website (https://shropshire.gov.uk/roads-and-highways/local-transport-plan-ltp4/)

  • Education and skills
  • Economy and employment
  • Heathcare (access to services)
  • Retail services
  • Tourism and leisure
  • First mile/last mile
  • Freight and logistics
  • Mass transit
  • Roads
  • Environment and climate change
  • Communities and wellbeing
  • Place.

Coronavirus and decarbonisation are not identified as specific themes, but these factors will be covered through all the workshop sessions, in terms of the challenges and opportunities they present.