Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan – Public Consultation

Closes 25 Oct 2021

Opened 13 Sep 2021


Please refer to the document at the bottom of this page, 'Draft Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan' before and throughout completing the survey. 

The Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan (CTIP) has been developed by Cumbria County Council and Cumbria LEP, setting the policy framework for the role of transport and connectivity in supporting sustainable and inclusive growth in Cumbria for the period 2022 - 2037; in so doing it replaces the current Local Transport Plan 2011 - 2026.

The plan sets a vision for improving transport and infrastructure in Cumbria that provides for the needs of residents, businesses and visitors as well as respecting our special environment. This plan is also about how Cumbria supports recovery from the pandemic and seeks to respond to the challenges of climate change. These two key challenges are creating a seismic shift in the way we live and work that will have significant implications for years to come.

The objectives of the CTIP are:

    1. Clean and Healthy Cumbria – Promoting the role of active travel and digital infrastructure as enablers of inclusive economic growth and in supporting the health and well-being of our communities and the decarbonisation of transport networks.
    2. Connected Cumbria – Promoting improved transport networks across and into Cumbria to connect our places and support economic growth and opportunities for businesses and communities.
    3. Community Cumbria – Promoting integrated approaches to transport, supporting opportunity and renewal within towns and communities across Cumbria with better transport used to improve social inclusion.

The European Directive 2001/42/EC1 (the SEA Directive) requires the CTIP to be subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The aim of SEA is to inform and influence the plan-making process with a view to avoiding or mitigating negative environmental effects and maximising positive effects.

Please refer to the document at the bottom of this page, 'Draft SEA Environmental Report' for answering the final question.

A SEA has been undertaken by the County Council and the SEA Environmental Report is being consulted on as part of the wider consultation on the CTIP.

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