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Norfolk's transport direction of travel for next 15 years to be discussed



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A Norfolk-wide plan which County Hall claims will support a growing economy, strengthen communities and reduce the impact on the environment is to be considered at the meeting of Norfolk County Council on Monday, 29 November.

The Norfolk Local Transport Plan is set to drive the county’s transport policy for the next 15 years and key challenges that the plan seeks to address include carbon reduction and air quality.

The plan has been criticised for being too car-centric with many new roads incorporated into it.

Long Stratton, Norfolk, 26/09/2020..Norfolk County Council have reached another milestone in securing funding for the Long Stratton bypass. Pictured is Councillor Martin Wilby in Long Stratton besides the A140...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (53200974)
Long Stratton, Norfolk, 26/09/2020..Norfolk County Council have reached another milestone in securing funding for the Long Stratton bypass. Pictured is Councillor Martin Wilby in Long Stratton besides the A140...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (53200974)

But Martin Wilby, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: “Just days after COP26 ended, and the world’s focus is on firm action to secure the future of our planet, it’s timely that we have before us a forward-looking plan that is set to drive a low-carbon transport future for our county.

“This is a time for action and this transport plan is another of the very real actions we’re taking as a county council that will make a difference and support our ambitious pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 - a pledge that was a key part of the authority’s Environmental Policy which councillors unanimously voted to adopt in November 2019.”

Once the LTP is approved a detailed implementation plan will be drawn up during 2022. This will take into account national targets and guidance, including how local areas will deliver ambitious quantifiable carbon reductions in transport, taking into account the differing transport requirements of different areas.

Norfolk County Council's headquarters, where calls for DIY waste recycling charges to be scrapped are set to be debated next week (53200948)
Norfolk County Council's headquarters, where calls for DIY waste recycling charges to be scrapped are set to be debated next week (53200948)

See the papers for the meeting here



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