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Transport Strategies, Funding Bids and Current Consultations

With the recent development of our railway station into a transport hub, an extended world-class tram system, and a fantastic bus network that has two award-winning bus operators; Nottingham is one of the leading cities in the UK for public transport.

To deliver this vision the Council needs a strong and clear strategy.

Nottingham Local Transport Plan

The Nottingham Local Transport Plan (LTP) is a statutory document and outlines the City Council's long term transport strategy and three-year rolling investment programme. The current LTP came into effect on 1 April 2011. Each year, an implementation plan is produced, with the latest version found below:

Review of the Councils Policy for the use of Barriers on Rights of Way – 2020 Policy Consultation Draft

In Nottingham, the local rights of way network (footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths) suffers abuse from off-road motorcycles and quad bikes which disrupt the community and cause safety concerns. In order to address these issues barriers have been installed at a number of known “hot spots”. Although this approach has been reasonably successful, barriers have also compromised, and in some cases actually stopped, legitimate users using their preferred routes. The challenge for the Council is to identify a solution that deters motorcycles and quad bikes whilst maintaining adequate and safe access for all legitimate users.

In 2012, the Council adopted its first Barrier Policy which continues to provide a consistent evidence based approach for considering requests for barriers, based on principles of fairness, reasonableness and proportionality. Due to changes in legislation, design standards and good practice, the 2012 Policy is being reviewed and updated so comments are needed on the updated 2020 Barrier Policy Consultation Draft. 

The consultation runs from 10th June to 3rd August 2020. Please email your comments to Please quote the paragraph number you are commenting on.

Other Local Transport Strategies and Plans

The City Council has published many other supplementary transport plans to the Nottingham Local Transport Plan. These documents can be accessed here:

  • 2018 Air Quality Annual Status Report: The report gives information about air quality monitoring results, new local developments that may impact on air quality, and implementation action plans which are being progressed
  • Public Transport Information Plan 2014 to 2019: This strategy sets out the standards of information provision, including specification, types and outlets
  • Rights of Way Improvement Plan 1: Outline information of our historic network of public rights of way and a statement of actions to preserve and make improvements to this network
  • Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2 (2015): Nottingham's Second Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP2) outlining improvements to walking, cycling and riding network across Nottingham
  • Public Rights of Way, Planning and Development Guide: relating to public transport priority areas; including, operational information, integrated journeys, provision and maintenance of facilities and monitoring and auditing across services
  • Nottingham Bus Strategy 2014 to 2019: This strategy sets out the simple vision to ensure that buses play a central role in providing simple affordable and integrated public transport system in Nottingham City and the Conurbation
  • Cycle Action Plan 2012 to 2015: A Plan detailing how we intend to make Nottingham a cycle-friendly City
  • Smartcard and Integrated Ticketing Strategy: Development of targeted discounts for key groups and an integrated smartcard platform to facilitate the cost-effective administration of a diverse range of ticketing needs
  • Statement of Policy for the use of Barriers To Rights of Way: Details the City Council's position on the use of safety barriers or other objects or structures on the local rights of way network within the Council's area
  • Statutory Bus Quality Partnership Scheme (SQPS):The UK's first city-centre-wide partnership between the City Council and local bus operators to adhere to a framework which ensures increased demand to access the city centre is provided for by an expanding high quality public transport network, a funding application to expand the SQPS was recently submitted through the Better Bus Areas Bid to the Department for Transport
  • Highways Asset Management Plan describes how the public highway assets are managed and maintained through lifecycle planning, levels of service and improvement actions
  • River Leen Access and Biodiversity Study: A vision and action plan for the potential multi-user (walk and cycle) path along the River Leen corridor, key strategy linked to the Cycle Action Plan document
  • Integrated Impact Assessment: This assessment provides information on the strategic environmental, health and equality impacts which were considered as part of the development of the LTP
  • Annual Monitoring Report: Provides an annual update of Local Transport Plan progress over 2017 to 2018