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Cheshire East Council to consult on new Local Transport Plan

Cheshire East Council is to consult the public on a new Local Transport Plan (LTP) which it hopes will help drive forward the borough’s economy.

The LTP will look at all forms of transport over the next five years including pressures on the transport network and infrastructure as a result of housing and population growth.

The plan, which is integral to the council’s Local Plan strategy, will address HS2 in the Crewe area and the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy (SEMMMS), as well as the Manchester Airport Relief Road to the north of the borough.

The LTP will also consider developments within neighbouring authorities, including Greater Manchester, through the SEMMMS strategy.

A recent consultation in Cheshire East asked residents to comment on key transport issues and options in the north of the borough. The full draft SEMMMS strategy will be consulted on in the near future and residents may also wish to comment on this.

Councillor Don Stockton, cabinet member for environment, says: “It is important to us that as many people as possible give their feedback through these important consultations.

“The local transport plan provides a framework for the future development of our transport and infrastructure across the borough to help us meet our core outcomes.

“Our transport network aims to support the Local Plan through improved connectivity, a better quality of life and enhanced quality of place.

“We also need to consider our connectivity with key economic centres, such as Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales and the Midlands, in order to best manage the impact of traffic growth around our towns, commuter routes and motorways.”

The LTP will be open for public consultation for eight weeks from 1 May through to 25 June.