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Transport policy - Local Transport Plan (LTP)

The five local authorities in Tyne and Wear, and Nexus, have produced a statutory joint Local Transport Plan. This is the third Local Transport Plan, which covers the period between 2011 and 2021.

The third Local Transport Plan provides a ten year strategy for transport, along with three year delivery plans which will be reviewed annually. It replaces the previous Local Transport Plan 2006-2011.

The third Local Transport Plan aims to show how transport can address some of the key challenges of the area, including economic regeneration; climate change; equality of opportunity; and safety, security, health and quality of life. Walking, cycling, public transport, freight, and car travel are all considered, and transport proposals for 2011 to 2021 are set out.

Development of the third Local Transport Plan involved working with public and private sector organisations. Residents and businesses in Sunderland and across Tyne and Wear were given the opportunity to have their say as part of the Public Consultation on the draft third Local Transport Plan, which took place between October and December 2010. Responses to the consultation were taken into account in the final version of the third Local Transport Plan.

The third Local Transport Plan comprises two documents, the  Third Local Transport Strategy 2011 to 2021 and Third Local Transport Delivery Plan 2011 to 2021.

The third Local Transport Plan Summary Document and the Report on the third Local Transport Plan Consultation are currently in preparation. 

A number of other documents may also be viewed on the Local Transport Plan website such as, the previous Local Transport Plan, the Second Local Transport Plan Progress Report, which outlines progress during the first two years 2006 to 2008, the first Local Transport Plan 2001 to 2006, and the associated Delivery Report 2001-06.

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