Cheltenham Transport Plan
The Cheltenham Transport Plan (CTP) is a long held Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) policy to improve the quality of life in the town and increase its economic prosperity. The CTP was first considered by the local Civic Society in 2000, and was subsequently endorsed and adopted by the Borough Council as part of its Civic Pride Urban Design Framework within the Local Development Framework in 2008.
Some of the key benefits of the CTP include:
- Encouraging people not to use their vehicles for unnecessary journeys, particularly short ones
- Contributing to health improvements by encouraging walking and cycling
- Reducing pollution
- Removing through-traffic from the town centre
- Allowing the free movement of buses and other public service vehicles
Further information is provided in CBC’s Cheltenham Transport Plan pages.
Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), as local highway authority, are supporting CBC’s aspirations by making the changes to the streets to enable the scheme.
A consultation on the Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) which were required to enable the delivery of the CTP was held in 2014. The information supporting the consultation is available for reference here.
The delivery of the CTP was given approval by GCC's cabinet in a phased process in July 2015. A phased delivery of the CTP allows monitoring of both the benefits and any additional effects. These can then be addressed and, if required, adjusted before the next phase is implemented. The broad timescales for implementation of the CTP are: