Stratford-upon-Avon Area Transport Strategy Consultation
February 10, 2017 25 Comments
**THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED**
The County Council made a commitment to produce a new transport strategy for the Stratford-upon-Avon area at the third Stratford Traffic Summit (March 2015) hosted by Nadhim Zahawi MP.
The existing transport strategy for Stratford-upon-Avon and the wider District is contained within the Warwickshire Local Transport Plan 2011-26 (LTP). With traffic congestion increasing and pressure on the transport network growing there is a need to revisit the existing transport strategy to take a more progressive, long term view of what transport interventions are needed to support the town and wider District.
The draft transport strategy
The draft Stratford-upon-Avon Area Transport Strategy sets out Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s shared transport strategy for Stratford-upon-Avon and the town’s immediate environs and key strategic links. The full draft document can be seen here. It identifies the general principles that need to underlie the development of the town’s transport network over the next 15 to 20 years.
The objectives of the strategy include reducing traffic in central areas, improving air quality, protecting the historic core of the town and improving the opportunities for travel by public transport, by cycle and on foot.
The strategy proposes six general themes, against which a number of specific approaches are outlined. The approaches are not a definitive list of schemes, but an overview of the direction that will be taken to achieve the objectives. Further work will need to be carried out to develop detailed scheme proposals and identify funding.
Work on some of the approaches is underway, for example the West of Shottery Relief Road that links the A46 at Wildmoor with the B439 Evesham Road has planning permission and will be delivered as part of development on land to the west of Shottery. A number of other approaches lie outside of the direct control of the District and County Councils, for example work on the strategic road network. In these cases the Councils will seek to work with the relevant partners and organisations to bring forward these improvements.
Have your say
The consultation on the draft transport strategy is now underway and will last until 23rd March 2017. You can have your say by completing the following survey:
Warwickshire Local Transport Plan 2011-26 – https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ltp3