Strategic transport - plans and policies

Policies and plans to help prioritise available resources

Hampshire County Council is the Highway Authority for all local roads (non motorways and trunk roads) within its administrative area. We are also responsible for supporting public transport and community transport services that are not commercially viable
Emerging Waterside Transport Strategy

Hampshire County Council is in the process of developing a multi-modal transport strategy for the Waterside area of the New Forest, building on the adopted Waterside Interim Transport Policy of November 2017.

See further information.

Hampshire Local Transport Plan 2011-2031

Our transport policies and plans are set out in the current Hampshire Local Transport Plan (LTP) which was first adopted in 2011.

The Hampshire LTP is supported by:

Summaries of responses to the summer 2010 public consultation on the draft LTP3

District and Borough wide transport strategies

Every district or borough has a Transport Statement, adopted in 2012. The statements turn the Local Transport Plan into local priorities. Engagement with district and borough councils and public consultations has helped to formulate the statements.

Transport statement decision day summary and report

Each transport statement comprises a transport strategy and a ‘live’ schedule of potential transport improvements.


The Basingstoke and Deane Transport Strategy consists of three components which are downloadable:

Further information about the Basingstoke and Deane Transport Strategy.


East Hants





New Forest


Test Valley


Strategic infrastructure plans

Strategic Transport Infrastructure Plans set out strategic transport scheme priorities for identified growth areas at Fareham,Gosport and Basingstoke.

Strategic infrastructure plans and decision day reports

Town access plans

Town access plans have been developed with district and borough councils and set out a shared vision for making the best use of roads and public spaces with the aim of improving access to services and facilities.

Aldershot Town Access Plan

Andover Town Access Plan

Basingstoke Town Access Plan

Eastleigh Town Access Plan

Fareham Town Access Plan

Farnborough Town Access Plan

Fleet Town Access Plan

Ringwood Town Access Plan

Romsey Town Access Plan

Winchester Town Access Plan for Winchester

Highway asset management

The Hampshire local road network is an essential asset to support a successful economy and society for Hampshire. Maintenance of this network represents a significant responsibility and we have a key role in ensuring that transport in Hampshire delivers the services our residents, businesses and visitors need.

Highways Asset Management Policy

Walking strategy

The Walking strategy provides a clear statement of Hampshire County Council’s aspirations for walking by:

  • establishing a framework to support the development of local walking strategies
  • providing a means to prioritise the County Council’s funding to the best value for money investments for walking
  • realising additional funding opportunities for walking measures
Cycling strategy

The Cycling strategy provides a clear statement of Hampshire County Council’s aspirations for cycling by:

  • setting a strategic framework to support the planning and development of cycling measures with local partners
  • providing a means to prioritise funding for cycling to the best value for money investments
  • supporting the County Council in attracting new investment from funding partners for cycling and other sustainable transport measures

Solent Transport

Solent Transport is a partnership between Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and the Isle of Wight Council. It is responsible for planning transport improvements in the Solent area.

National Productivity Investment Fund Announcement

The Department for Transport, (DfT) recently announced that Hampshire will receive £5.1m from the National Productivity Investment Fund. This funding is in addition to other DfT grants and Hampshire's own funds which form the structural maintenance budget of approximately £45m for 2017/18.

The Government states that this fund should help to improve local road networks. Hampshire fully supports this Fund and will use it to improve our local road network and where possible provide upgrades to our highway infrastructure. As part of this arrangement the Government have asked that Hampshire provide information for the public on how we will spend this money.

We are currently looking at opportunities to enhance our anticipated structural maintenance programmes for 2017/18 and intend to extend our programme in the following areas.

  • adding to our structures  strengthening programme
  • replacing and upgrading some of our older traffic signal installations to improve efficiency and reduce congestion
  • further carriageway resurfacing with an emphasis on strengthening, making the roads more resilient and improving links to new development.

There are a number of schemes being considered and subject to programming will become a defined list in the next few months.

To ensure that Hampshire spends this money in 2017/18, pre-planning for road space, detailed design and arrangements with our highway contractor are already in hand. We are anticipating that this works programme will be completed before the end of December 2017.