Transport Plan 2011-2026

Information on the third Local Transport Plan for Northumberland.

The Council's third Local Transport Plan (LTP) covers the period from April 2011 to 2026. It explains the 15-year Transport Strategy for the County, the problems that we face and what we propose to do about them. A 4-year Implementation Plan shows what we propose to deliver over the short-term in partnership with other organisations and agencies.

This LTP builds on the success of the second LTP, with a new focus on delivering the national goals for transport, which contribute to the aims of the Northumberland Sustainable Community Strategy and reflect local land use plans, economic development and climate change priorities.

The LTP is available to download below. It has been adopted as an interim strategy which will be refreshed following the adoption of the new Sustainable Community Strategy and Local Development Framework.

A comprehensive evidence base was compiled to provide background data for the LTP:

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the LTP is available to download:

Habitats Regulation Assessment

Health Impact Assessment

Equality Impact Assessment

Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP)

The RoWIP is a complimentary document to the LTP and the policies, priorities and actions it contains inform transport and access related issues, particularly in relation to active travel.

LTP News

The current edition of LTP News shows some of the things the Council did maintain and improve the highway and transport network in 2012-13.

If you have any comments on any aspect of the Local Transport Plan email:

2015-16  LTP Programme

Additional Funding for Highway Maintenance

In the 2012 Autumn Statement the Government announced additional capital funding for highway maintenance. Northumberland received £2,541,000.

A697 Road Safety Review

In response to safety concerns the County Council commissioned a Road Safety Review of the A697. The report is available below:

Local Pinch Point Funding

The Department for Transport invited local authorities to bid for funding to address congestion on the road network, or to address the condition of structures that, if not addressed, will create a problem in the future. 2 bids submitted from Northumberland were successful:

B6344 Crag End Landslip, near Rothbury

Ovingham Bridge Refurbishment

Managing Morpeth's Transport

Electric Vehicle Recharging

The County Council has been awarded funding towards new electric vehicle chargers. Up to 20 rapid chargers will be provided at various locations across the county. To date, rapid chargers have been installed at:

  • Greenwell Road Car Park, Alnwick
  • Newbiggin Leisure Centre
  • Stanley Terrace Car Park, Morpeth
  • County Hall, Morpeth
  • Station Yard Car Park, Ashington
  • Keel Row Car Park, Blyth
  • Rear Front Street Car Park, Bedlington
  • Northumberlandia
  • StationYard Car Park, Seahouses
  • Bus Station Car Park, Wooler
  • Brockwell Centre, Cramlington
  • Wentworth Car Park, Hexham
  • Swan Centre, Tweedmouth
  • Leisure Centre, Ponteland
  • Stannington Services
  • Wooler Bus Station car park
  • Wylam Village car park
  • Ponteland Leisure Centre
  • Wansbeck Hospital

These are all available to the public via the Charge Your Car network.

Pothole Repair Fund

The County Council was awarded £2.9m additional funding to help address potholes on the local road network. The latest quarterly progress update is available here.

Local Transport Body

The Government has devolved decision making on local major transport schemes to 'Local Transport Bodies' (LTBs).

In the North East, the LTB is made up of representatives of the seven local authorities.

For further information visit the North East LTB website.