Report to the
Transport for South Hampshire Joint Committee
Date: 30 June 2009
Report by: John Slater, Head of Planning Services,
Portsmouth City Council
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Subject: Local Transport Plan 3 - Options for Transport for South Hampshire
1.1 This report summarises the draft guidance for the production of the next Local Transport Plan (LTP) and suggests possible ways forward to prepare a common LTP strategy for the Transport for South Hampshire (TfSH) area.
1.2 The following decisions are sought:
(i) the Joint Committee notes that draft Guidance on the preparation of the next Local Transport Plan round;
(ii) in order to maximise the time available it is recommended that the Joint Committee authorises officers to progress work on the preparation of Local Transport Plans to cover the Transport for South Hampshire area on the basis of the draft guidance;
(iii) once final Department for Transport guidance is published, officers are instructed to consider the document an in as report to a future meeting advise on any new requirements that might make the constituent Transport for South Hampshire authorities wish to reconsider their approach.
2.1 The Government has produced draft guidance. It is felt that the flexibility to pursue a sub regional approach would be most appropriate for the South Hampshire area but it is recognised that this will have implications for individual constituent authorities. Due to the limited timescales available for developing the next round of Local Transport Plans it is necessary for the individual authorities to take and early view as to the most appropriate way of achieving the benefits of a strategic approach yet at the same time protecting individual authority's position, rather than await the final guidance.
3. Other Options Considered and Rejected
3.1 The option of not producing an LTP either collectively or individually would mean that there would be a breach of the Local Transport Act and affect Comprehensive Area Assessment performance.
4. Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Decision Maker or Other Executive Member Consulted - None.
5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee - None.
6. Reason(s) for the Matter being dealt with if Urgent - None.
Approved by: ................................. Date: .................................
Councillor M J Kendal - Chairman
Executive Member for Environment
Hampshire County Council