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Strategic Transport Plan

Introduction

Over the next 30 years, we want to transform our road, rail, sea and air connections to help drive long term economic growth. Our Strategic Transport Plan explains the need for investment in transport across the North and identifies the priority areas for improved connectivity.

Download Key Messages

Download the Strategic Transport Plan

Consultation

We want to hear your views on our draft Strategic Transport Plan for the North and are carrying out a public consultation between now and the 17th April 2018. We are also consulting on our Integrated Sustainability Appraisal.

Submit your feedback here

If you would prefer to respond via email you can send a written submission to transportplanconsultation@ipsos-mori.com

We are also holding public consultation events across the North. We want to hear the views of transport users, individuals and organisations. Scroll down to find an event near you.

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events near me

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in the North East

Durham

Sunderland

Newcastle

 

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in Cumbria

Kendal

Whitehaven

Barrow-in-Furness

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in Tees Valley

Stockton-on-Tees

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding

York

Scarborough

 

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in Lancashire

Preston

Blackburn

Blackpool

Lancaster

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in the Leeds City Region

Leeds

Halifax

Bradford

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in the Liverpool City Region

Liverpool

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in Greater Manchester

Manchester

Wigan

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in Cheshire and Warrington

Crewe

Chester

Warrington

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in the Sheffield City Region

Sheffield

Doncaster

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in the Humber

Goole

Hull

Grimsby

Scunthorpe

 

Strategic Transport Plan Consultation events in Wales

Llandudno

Consultation documents

Click on the links below to download copies of the documents we are currently consulting on. Please note that some of the pdf’s are quite large.

Strategic Transport Plan Draft for Consultation Jan 2018

Our 30-year vision for transport investment in the North of England includes a series of pan-northern transport objectives which need to be realised in order to achieve transf

Strategic Transport Plan Key Messages

Key messages the Strategic transport Plan (STP) Our 30-year vision for transport investment in the North of England in order to achieve transformational growth for the North.

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal

It is important that the delivery of the Strategic Transport Plan is done is a way which protects the environment, protects the human health and allows as many different peopl

Strategic Transport Plan Integrated Sustainability Appraisal – Habitats Regulations Assessment – Stage 1 Screening

Atkins Limited has been commissioned by Transport for the North to undertake a Habitats Regulations Assessment Stage 1 Screening of the Transport for the North Strategic Trans

Strategic Transport Plan Integrated Sustainability Appraisal Report – Executive Summary

The purpose of this Executive Summary is to set out the ISA process and the outcomes derived from this and is intended to inform people who have a general interest in the Tran

Economic Growth

The North is an attractive, diverse region and home to around 16 million people. We have vibrant communities, buzzing cities, five stunning National Parks, an abundance of talent and a wealth of high-performing businesses.

However, from an economic perspective the region is underachieving. The economic value per person in the North (GVA) is 25% below England’s average, and our income per person is £7500 less.

Strategic Development Corridors

We have identified seven strategic development corridors across our region where we will focus on improving transport infrastructure.

These corridors link important ‘prime capability’ assets and important economic centres that are currently in need of improved connectivity.

When goods, services, knowledge and skills move more freely, greater collaboration will follow. Future investment won’t just be concentrated in these corridors, but they are where the greatest growth opportunities exist.

Connecting the North

Northern Powerhouse Rail – ambitious plans to provide rapid, reliable and resilient rail links between our major towns and cities.

Long Term Rail Strategy – investment in lines, stations, services and franchises will deliver greater connectivity, capacity and cost effectiveness.

Major Road Network – we have identified the roads across the North that are vital for economic growth and are evaluating how best to strengthen this network.

Integrated and Smart Travel – we will bring a new era of simple and seamless public transport journeys across the North.

Delivering our investment programme

Now we’ve shared our vision of a modern, prosperous, super-connected North, the next step is further business case development across our programmes. This will define our short term priorities to drive economic growth.

All proposals will go through a stringent compliance process and, of course, we and our partners will consult with the public whenever they are likely to be affected by our project work.

How will the work be funded?

As an organisation we can’t borrow money or raise revenue, so we are developing a sustainable long term investment programme.

A substantial part of our funding is expected to come from central government, and we are exploring other potential funding options too.

With funding in place, we will be in a position to work closely with technology, sustainability in design, and delivery. This enables us to create new appraisal and modelling tools, which will both complement and support local investment.

We require strong evidence and analysis to make the case for further investment in the North’s strategic transport network. We will measure the widest possible range of impacts to fully capture all of the impacts of transport investment and work with Government and our Delivery Partners to support decisions that cater for long term growth.