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Agenda Item No. 6

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment): 2 February, 2016

 

Report of the Director of Environment and Housing

 

Adoption of the Vale of Glamorgan Local Transport Plan Annual Progress Report

 

Purpose of the Report

  1. To update Members on the progress made to date on the implementation of the Local Transport Plan (LTP) 2015 - 2030.

Recommendation

That Members note the progress made on the Local Transport Plan.

Reason for the Recommendation

To provide Committee with an update on the progress made on implementing the Local Transport Plan.

Background

  1. The Council adopted the Vale of Glamorgan LTP on 22nd July 2015 (Min No. 279 refers). The LTP is a 15 year Plan to 2030.
  2. The Plan must be available to the public bilingually and the Council needs to deliver the schemes within the Plan by 2030.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. In line with Welsh Government requirements, the Plan has now been translated into Welsh and will be available on the Council's website in January 2016.
  2. Attached at Appendix A is an update of the progress made on schemes within the LTP.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. All schemes delivered within the Plan are either delivered through Transport Grant, S106 finance or S278 Highways works as a part of new development, Capital funding, European funding, or any other Grants that become available either through the public or private Sectors.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. The local transport network and its services aid sustainable accessibility and the reduction of single occupancy car movements, therefore having a positive impact on sustainability and climate change.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. When delivering Transport schemes, the relevant Highways, Transport and Education Act measures and guidelines need to be complied with. There is a duty on local authorities to comply with the current Regional Transport Planning (Wales) 2006 Act and Local Transport Authorities legislation.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. It is anticipated that the number of road traffic accidents in the Vale, particularly those involving children and young people, will be reduced as a consequence of delivering the initiatives within the LTP.
  2. A safe and accessible transport network will have a positive impact on crime and disorder.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. The concept of equal opportunities is a fundamental principle that underlies all of this Council's policies and the guidance relating to LTPs deals with Welsh Language and English Language matters equally.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. The schemes identified within the LTP, will improve the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Vale.
  2. The provision of safe pedestrian and cycling routes, as well as public transport, provides alternative means of travel, and ensures good accessibility for those without access to private transport. This links with the Council's objectives for social wellbeing and tackling disadvantages.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. This report is a matter for decision by Cabinet.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. Ward Members have not been consulted as this report affects all Wards.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. Economy & Environment.

Background Papers

None.

Contact Officer

Clare Cameron - Principal Transport & Road Safety Officer

Officers Consulted

Legal - Committee Reports

Regeneration and Planning - Accountant

Operational Manager Regeneration

Responsible Officer:

Miles Punter - Director of Environment and Housing

 

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