Residents now have longer to have their say as the consultation period has been extended for the County’s Long Term Transport Strategy.

Transport Officers have responded to requests from the public for more time to look over the proposals by extending the consultation deadline to 28 July. 

The Long Term Transport Strategy contains proposals for improvements that may be needed to Cambridgeshire’s transport system over the next few decades. The transport proposals are to support planned housing growth and to allow the local economy to continue to grow and prosper.

The strategy aims to improve accessibility, reduce congestion and improve health by giving people more transport choice.

There are ambitious growth plans across Cambridgeshire, with around 72,500 new homes expected to be built by 2031/6. The County Council has worked closely with district and neighbouring authorities to produce the draft transport strategy to support these areas and keep Cambridgeshire moving.

The associated consultations on the Market Town Strategies for Huntingdon and Wisbech, as well as the scoping survey for Transport in East Cambridgeshire, will also remain open. This consultation compliments activity undertaken last year, specifically within Cambridge City and the South Cambridgeshire district, to see what transport improvements people would like locally.

The survey is available online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ltts for anyone to comment whether they are a business owner, developer, parish councillor or interested member of the public.

Dearbhla Lawson, Head of Service for Transport and Infrastructure Policy and Funding said: “We are pleased with the response to date on draft proposals in our Draft Transport Strategy. Engagement and feedback has been encouraging, with strong interest and views on many key proposals.

“These Strategies are important in terms of identifying proposed improvements needed to accommodate growth and keep Cambridgeshire moving over the next few decades. We are keen to ensure that more people have the chance to respond, as such we’re extending the consultation period to 28th July so that as many people as possible have their say on what is being considered for the future growth and prosperity of the county. ”

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