Transport plans and policies
Local Transport Plan
The Combined Authority’s Local Transport Plan covers the ways in which the Combined Authority’s strategies and delivery ambitions around transport fit in with the wider vision of the region’s present and future. It considers the needs of urban and rural communities, commuters, agricultural needs and ways in which environmental sustainability can be furthered.
The Local Transport Plan sets out the vision, goals and objectives that define how transport will support the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s Growth Ambition, and our approach to meeting these objectives.
Market Towns Programme
A third of our population lives in market towns, with nearly as many again living in surrounding areas. Although links with our core cities are vital, investment and attention has often favoured cities and forgotten the role that market towns play for our region. Alongside this under-investment towns are facing many external pressures like the declining town centres and high streets, an ageing population, and a reduction of in-town job opportunities leading to more outward commuting.
Many of the market towns and villages surrounding Cambridge have rich visitor opportunities, which if developed into a more coordinated offer can bring in revenue and create real economic opportunities. Business tourism is very important as well and has an important impact on the growth and productivity of other sectors in the economy, especially in knowledge intensive industries.
Public transport, active travel and infrastructure are absolutely key to the survival and flourishing of our market towns. A Masterplan for each of the eleven market towns across the region provides the opportunity to look at the unique features of each town and offers deliverables which will benefit the immediate and wider economy, including through transport options. With the aim of bringing jobs, infrastructure and growth, the Market Towns Programme will enable each town to become and remain “vibrant and thriving places” whilst helping to boost the local and regional economy.