In May 2017, a Mayor was directly-elected and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) was formed as part of the devolution deal agreed with Central Government. The CPCA now has the strategic transport powers and is the Local Transport Authority for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. The Mayor sets the overall transport strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, called the Local Transport Plan.
These responsibilities formerly sat with Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. Cambridgeshire County Council’s now superseded Local Transport Plan, the Long Term Transport Strategy and the relationship between transport policies can be viewed below.
While a new CPCA Local Transport Plan is being prepared for the CPCA area, an interim document – an amalgamation of Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council’s Local Transport Plans – was adopted by the CPCA in June 2017 as single plan for the whole area.
The Local Transport Plan documents
The First Rights of Way Improvement Plan was adopted in 2006 as part of the Cambridgeshire Local Transport Plan 2006-2011. The Plan was formulated following considerable research, data gathering and extensive public and stakeholder consultation with the Local Access Forum playing a key part in the plan's development. The Plan is well used and has been invaluable in helping to bring about improvements to the rights of way network and enhancing countryside access.
The Updated Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) provides an update to the first ROWIP that was published in 2006, in line with the requirements of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. This update summarises the progress made since the first ROWIP was adopted in 2006 and sets out future challenges for rights of way and countryside access to 2031 in the form of updated Statements of Action. This update to the ROWIP will form part of the third iteration of the Local Transport Plan, which is known as LTP3.