Gloucestershire Local Transport Board (GLTB)
The GLTB is no longer active
The GLTB was formed in 2013 in response to a Department for Transport (DfT) initiative to devolve the control of capital funds for major transport schemes to Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas, in line with the Government's localism agenda. LTBs were established with a remit to decide on major transport priorities between 2015 and April 2019 and to allocate funding to prioritised schemes.
Five schemes were prioritised for funding via the GLTB, which was awarded an allocation of £9.8m to fund these schemes. Since the GLTB was established the way transport funding for local major schemes was allocated has fundamentally changed.
Funding for local major schemes, including the GLTB funding, is now allocated to the LEP through Gloucestershire's Local Growth Deal. The six District Councils, together with Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), have also established a statutory joint committee to provide local democratic oversight of the Local Growth Deal funding, the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee (GEGJC).
The GLTB role up to now has therefore been to make recommendations to the LEP Board with regard to the £9.8m of transport infrastructure funding the GLTB was allocated to oversee. This role came to an end on the 31st March 2016, at which point these schemes were handed over to the LEP Board, who will be responsible for all decisions regarding the funding of the legacy GLTB schemes from that point onwards.