Staffordshire's LTP in a nutshell
Staffordshire's third LTP was published on 1st April 2011 and is split into two documents:
Firstly a Strategy Plan, which sets out the objectives and policies for managing local transport, infrastructure and highways in the county. It covers all modes of transport (including walking, cycling, public transport, car based travel, rail and freight), the management and maintenance of the local highway network and the relationship between transport and wider strategic issues such as the economy, community safety, the environment and social inclusion.
The LTP's main objectives, which will contribute towards these wider strategic issues, are:
Supporting growth and regeneration.
Maintaining the highway network.
Making transport easier to use and places easier to get to.
Other LTP objectives include:
Improving safety and security.
Reducing road transport emissions and their effects on the highway network.
Improving health and quality of life.
Respecting the environment.
Secondly an Implementation Plan, which covers the period from April 2011 to March 2015, sets out the County Council's plans for transport delivery in the context of the resources expected to be available during this period; it identifies the areas of service provision that the Council will be unable to fund at previous levels given the current financial situation. The Implementation Plan also describes the arrangements in place for overseeing LTP delivery and ensuring that it remains on track to meet its objectives.