Integrated transport schemes
Town centre movement strategy
Adopted by Cabinet in March 2020, the Town Centre Movement Strategy sets out a package of transport interventions (schemes) that between them will deliver improvements to movement into and within the Town Centre. The strategy is evidence based and objectives led and contributes towards delivery of the Council Plan 2019 to 2020.
The movement strategy forms an element of the Town Centre Masterplan and responds directly to Pledge 3 of the Council Plan: c) Delivering improvements to the strategic town centre transport network.
In July 2019, Cabinet considered a draft of the strategy document and authorised officers to undertake a consultation exercise, inviting comment from a wide range of stakeholders on the draft of the movement strategy document. That consultation ended in September 2019. Responding to the comments received, the document was substantially amended and now includes a clearer list of objectives and 25 schemes covering all modes of transport.
The interventions are designed so that they can be implemented individually if necessary, as funding becomes available. Each scheme will need to be the subject of further design and evaluation, including more focused consultation with stakeholders.
The strategy is available to view and download below: