West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 consultation now open

West Sussex County Council has published the Draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 (WSTP) for consultation from Friday 16th July to Friday 8th October. We are reviewing the WSTP to update the County Council’s approach to managing and investing in the transport network. The Draft Plan is available to view at www.westsussex.gov.uk/WSTPconsultation along with additional documents including a Draft Plan snapshot, Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment and an Evidence Base document. Please provide your feedback via the online survey form also available at the above link by Friday 8th October.

In autumn, 2020, we invited views about the key transport issues and priorities through the WSTP review survey. Respondents expressed a range of concerns such as impacts on the environment, congestion, road safety, rat-running, lack of cycling infrastructure, rural accessibility and the impacts of planned development, and this information has been taken into account in preparation of the draft Plan. The report from this survey, and further information about the Draft Plan consultation is also available at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/WSTPconsultation.

This information has been used to develop the Draft WSTP, which sets out how the County Council intends to address challenges including:

  • transport emissions and climate change
  • a growing and ageing population
  • rural isolation
  • public health and wellbeing
  • congestion
  • road safety

We will be hosting two webinars as part of the consultation to introduce the Draft Plan where officers will also be available to respond to questions. These will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and will be on:

– Thursday 22 July 10am-11:30

– Wednesday 8 September 2pm-3:30

If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please email ltp@westsussex.gov.uk and we will provide you with joining instructions. Depending on demand we may need to limit attendees at the webinars so places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however we will do our best to accommodate all interested attendees.

Hard reference copies of the Draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036, the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and Evidence Base Document are being printed and will be made available to view at libraries across West Sussex shortly – please also check our website to see when these documents will be available to view.

If you have any questions, would like to receive the information for the consultation in a different format, or would like to get in touch with the team, please contact ltp@westsussex.gov.uk; or 01243 642105.

You are receiving this email as you are listed on our West Sussex Transport Plan consultation database as a representative of an organisation or a group we understand to have an interest in transport planning in West Sussex, or because you expressed recent interest in receiving future updates about the West Sussex Transport Plan when completing our autumn 2020 survey. Please email ltp@westsussex.gov.uk if you know longer wish to receive updates about the West Sussex Transport Plan.

Kind regards,

Transport Planning and Policy Team