Views wanted on Hampshire’s new Local Transport Plan

Hampshire County Council is seeking the views of the county’s residents on its forthcoming plan for local transport – the draft Local Transport Plan (LTP 4) - which will affect the way people travel in the coming years

May 11 2022

People have until 26 June to view the draft plan overview online and complete the response questionnaire.  The new plan for local transport aims to support the county’s economic prosperity, decarbonise the transport system, and help people in Hampshire live healthy lives.

In simple terms, this Plan is designed to ensure that people and goods can move effectively, efficiently and sustainably around Hampshire to support the economy, and people going about their everyday business in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.  It will guide the County Council’s transport and travel infrastructure planning and design in favour of improving travel choices for people by transforming and widening the appeal of walking, cycling and public transport as an alternative to dependence on private cars.

The continued importance of the strategic road network to the economy is fully recognised in this draft Plan, alongside the need for realistic and reliable public transport opportunities. The Plan also addresses the need for travel and transport measures that reflect central Government’s priorities for transport, including moving towards significantly reduced emissions and adapting to a changing climate, in order to attract national funding which is essential to maintain and develop our transport infrastructure in Hampshire. 

The draft LTP4 maps a vision for transport infrastructure to 2050. At the heart of the Plan, which is designed to support and facilitate people and goods moving around Hampshire, are the following principles:

* Provide a transport system that promotes high quality, prosperous places and puts
 people first;

* Significantly reduce dependency on the private car.


The plan supports schemes to increase road capacity for vehicles where there is a valid case to do so, such as projects that enable ease of movement or reduce congestion to support the economy – for example, access to the ports of Portsmouth and Southampton from the Midlands.

Furthermore, the Plan will support the levelling up of the local economy, promoting sustainable economic development and regeneration, as well as widening accessibility and supporting healthier, more active lifestyles.

Take part in the consultation

Residents, visitors and other stakeholders can comment on the Plan by completing the Response Form after reading the Information Pack. Both documents can be found on the County Council’s website: https://www.hants.gov.uk/localtransportplan 

Comments can also be sent by email to: strategic.transport@hants.gov.uk or by writing to Freepost HAMPSHIRE, (noting ‘FM21 Strategic Transport’ on the back of the envelope). Anyone requiring a paper copy of the consultation documents should contact strategic.transport@hants.gov.uk or call: 0300 555 1388.

Next steps

Following the consultation, an analysis of the feedback will inform any amendments that may need to be made to the draft Plan before approval and adoption of the Plan is sought from Hampshire County Council’s Cabinet and the full County Council later in the year.