|Norfolk Local Transport Plan and Rail Consultation opens today|
The consultation for the Local Transport Plan opens today, ensuring that it offers local people the chance to have their say on current and future priorities for transport provision in Norfolk.
The current plan was put in place in 2011 and since then, there have been many changes to the way in which people travel. As well as this, Norfolk County Council has recently adopted an environmental policy to work towards ‘carbon neutrality’ by 2030. The new plan will make sure that Norfolk’s transport system continues to meet the county’s needs into the future.
Councillor Martin Wilby, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport said: “I am very pleased to announce that we are launching a consultation for the updated Local Transport Plan and Norfolk Rail Prospectus. Transport is vitally important for Norfolk and we are looking forward to hearing people’s views on these issues and how and where we should focus our attention in the future. Once we have the overall vision in place, we will shift our attention towards a much improved and fit-for-purpose transport plan.”
As well as the Local Transport Plan, a second consultation will begin today on the Norfolk Rail Prospectus setting out Norfolk County Council’s requirements from rail to serve the needs of the county. The findings will be used in conversation with government, train companies, Network Rail and other stakeholders to get the best for the people and businesses of Norfolk.
The Local Transport Plan Consultation and the Norfolk Rail Prospectus will run for seven weeks from 9am Monday 13 January to 5pm 28 February 2020.