A blueprint for the county’s future
Residents have been invited to have their say on council’s ‘critically important’ transport plan for Bucks
The scheme has been published by Bucks County Council and is in the form of a new draft of the Buckinghamshire Local Transport Plan, which serves as a blueprint for travel covering all types of transport, looking ahead to 2036.
An extended public consultation began on Monday through the council’s Have Your Say web page, and runs until January 29. Launching the consultation, Mark Shaw, cabinet member for transport, said that a good transport system is essential to grow Buckinghamshire’s economy, serve its residents and businesses and make the county an attractive place to live and work.
He said: “Planning for the future of transport in the county is critically important, and we don’t get a second chance at it.
“I want to make sure we really understand the people of Buckinghamshire. With their feedback, I believe we’ll be able to make this a practical working plan for change that will benefit everyone in the county.”
He said that as well as supporting good roads, public transport, cycleways and footpaths, the draft local transport plan aimed to encourage links to local, national and international destinations which promote the economy, empower communities to support their own local transport solutions, and enable and promote travel choices that improve people’s health.
Mr Shaw said: “The draft plan is very clear about maintaining and enhancing county’s
our special environment, and helping residents and businesses thrive and develop to become one of the strongest and most productive economies in the country.”
The draft plan also aims to support a number of transport improvements such as the East-West Rail line, which Mr Shaw said would stimulate an estimated £72m boost to the local economy, bringing connections to the north, west and east of the country within convenient reach of the whole county.
A link to the survey can be found at www.buckscc. g o v. u k / a b o u t - y o u r - council/have-your-say.