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.

Local Transport Plan 4

Hampshire County Council has a statutory requirement to have a Local Transport Plan (LTP) which sets out its vision for future transport and travel infrastructure. The current Local Transport Plan (LTP3) was developed in 2011 but is no longer relevant to today’s challenges and opportunities.

We are currently developing a new Local Transport Plan (LTP4) and further information can be found on our Local Transport Plan page.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) sets out a recommended approach to planning networks of walking zones and cycling routes that connect places that people want to get to, whether for work, education, shopping or for other reasons.  

Please see table below for further information on the LCWIP coverage of Hampshire:

Local Authority Status of LCWIP
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Hampshire County Council (Hampshire services team) has prepared a borough-wide LCWIP Report.  Hampshire County Council formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 9 March 2023.  Please view the Decision Report.
East Hampshire District East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) commissioned Witteveen+Bos UK Limited to develop a draft LCWIP for the district in 2020. Following this and changes in government policy (LTN 1/20) since then, Hampshire County Council and EHDC are currently working in partnership to develop a revised LCWIP for the district. A public consultation is expected on the new draft LCWIP later in 2024.
Eastleigh Borough Hampshire County Council has prepared a borough-wide LCWIP report. Hampshire County Council formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 7 November 2022.  Please view the Decision Report.
Fareham Borough Hampshire County Council has prepared a borough-wide LCWIP report. Hampshire County Council formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 7 November 2022. Please view the Decision Report.
Gosport Borough Hampshire County Council has prepared a borough-wide LCWIP report. Hampshire County Council formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 7 November 2022. Please view the Decision Report.
Hart District Hart District Council has commissioned Sustrans to develop its LCWIP. Please see the draft LCWIP report.
Havant Borough Hampshire County Council has prepared a borough-wide LCWIP report.  Hampshire County Council formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 7 November 2022. Please view the Decision Report.
New Forest District and National Park (excluding Waterside) New Forest District has commissioned Hampshire Services to produce an LCWIP for the District and National Park excluding the Waterside area (which is covered by a separate LCWIP - see below).
New Forest District (Waterside) Hampshire County Council has prepared a LCWIP report (for the Waterside area of the New Forest District). Hampshire County Council formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 7 November 2022. Please view the Decision Report. The rest of the New Forest District and National Park will be covered by a separate LCWIP.
Rushmoor Borough Hampshire County Council (Hampshire services team) has prepared a borough-wide LCWIP report. Hampshire County Council formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 9 March 2023.  Please view the Decision Report.
Test Valley Borough (North) Hampshire Services are working with Test Valley Borough Council to develop an LCWIP for the northern part of the borough. 
Test Valley Borough (South) Hampshire County Council has prepared a LCWIP report which covers the southern part of the borough. Hampshire County formally approved this LCWIP on Decision Day 7 November 2022. Please view the Decision Report. An LCWIP that covers the northern part of the borough is being produced separately.
Winchester City and District Hampshire County Council are working with Winchester City Council to develop a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for the Winchester district in two phases.

Firstly the “rural” District phase which is opened up to public consultation from Monday 13 May, closing on Sunday 14 July (11:59pm) – for your chance to comment please visit the consultation site Winchester District Focus LCWIP (arcgis.com) and read the draft LCWIP report. Please see the consultation launch presentation.
Secondly the “urban” City phase is currently being updated and developed and will be available for public consultation early next year.

We have been made aware that the original LCWIP document was not displaying correctly in all internet browsers. This has now been resolved and the consultation has been extended by one week to allow more time for responses. The consultation will now finish on Sunday 14 July (11:59pm).
North Hampshire Transport Model

The North Hampshire Transport Model (NHTM) was originally developed in 2013. Hampshire County Council recognised that it was approaching a point where an update was required in order to ensure it able to meet relevant standards and best practice. Hampshire County Council have commissioned Atkins, as its Strategic Partner to transport services, to undertake the upgrade and development of a multi-modal transport model using the latest version of the Visum software suite.

Read all the relevant background information on the new NHTM and how to raise a commission enquiry with us, for use of the model.

Important Notice

Please note that a new operator is being sought to administer the NHTM19 in line with Hampshire’s new Professional Services Framework Contract.

No further commissions can be made through the current operator Atkins from 1 April unless you are already registered as being in the commissioning process. All current commissions must be complete by the 22 June 2022.

Further information regarding the new operator and timescales for their appointment, including new commissioning guidelines and fees, will be provided in due course. There may be a transition period of between 4 to 6 weeks when the NHTM19 model will not be available due to the handover and set-up process. We will endeavour to keep this process as streamline as possible to avoid any delay to commissions. This notice will be updated at the beginning of May 2022.

Emerging Waterside Transport Strategy

Hampshire County Council has been developing a transport strategy that covers all the main modes of transport in the Waterside area of the New Forest. This aims to build on the adopted Waterside Interim Transport Policy of November 2017.
Following a decision made in November 2020, a public engagement on a draft Waterside Transport Strategy was carried out during summer 2021.

Please visit the Waterside Strategy scheme web page to view the following;

  • Information packs accompanying the survey that is now closed;
  • Feedback from the public engagement detailed in the Waterside Strategy Research Report;
  • The draft Waterside Strategy and Action Plan ahead of the Executive Lead Member for Transport and Environment Strategy Decision Day on 7 November 2022.

The data that underpins the development of the Strategy is contained in the Evidence Base.

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:

Addressing transport challenges in Winchester

The City of Winchester Movement Strategy was adopted by Winchester City Council on 25 March 2019 and by Hampshire County Council on 23 April 2019. The strategy addresses current and future transport challenges facing the city.

City of Winchester Movement Strategy

A number of feasibility studies have been undertaken as part of the Movement Strategy. This summary report completed in July 2020 gives an overview of the early stages of feasibility where a number of options were assessed and prioritised for further development.

Winchester Movement Strategy – Feasibility Studies

Once prioritised schemes were identified, this further summary report completed in July 2021 sets out emerging proposals for these in more detail including initial designs.

Winchester Movement Strategy – Further Feasibility Studies

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.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

The Basingstoke and Deane Transport Strategy consists of three documents:

East Hampshire District Council

Eastleigh Borough Council

Fareham Borough Council

Gosport Borough Council

Hart District Council

Havant Borough Council

New Forest District Council

Rushmoor Borough Council

Test Valley Borough Council

Winchester City Council

Strategic infrastructure plans

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

Search for strategic infrastructure plans in the council meetings archive

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

Romsey Town Access Plan

Winchester Town Access Plan

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 Isle of Wight Council. It is responsible for planning transport improvements in the Solent area.

Visit the Solent Transport website

National Productivity Investment Fund Announcement

The Department for Transport (DfT) recently announced that Hampshire will receive £5.1 million 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 £45 million 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 to the public on how we will spend this money.

We are looking at opportunities to enhance our anticipated structural maintenance programmes for 2017/18 and 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.

A number of schemes are being considered and, subject to programming, will be defined in the next few months.

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