What are the Connecting Places Strategy (CPS) areas?
The Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan (LTP) is structured around a number of travel corridors, each of which have distinctive transport issues and opportunities set out in six spatial strategies entitled Connecting Place Strategies (CPS). Gloucestershire’s LTP provides further detail on each of the Connecting Places Strategy (CPS) areas.
A ‘Link and Place’ Spectrum approach was applied with the aim to identify travel focused strategy areas based on connections, moving away from a district based perspective.
Each CPS area sets out priorities based on strategic, major and local schemes. LTP schemes represent the transport priorities for Gloucestershire and into bordering counties, rather than a commitment by the County Council to funding. Priorities identified in this LTP provide the basis for future funding bids, as opportunities arise, and discussions with funding partners, such as government, GFirst LEP, Public Health, statutory bodies, transport operators, District Councils, Parish & Town Councils, developers and the private sector.
Through six CPS areas, the LTP will set out its spatial strategy to managing the transport demand expected from the projected housing development and accelerated economic growth in the adopted Local Plans up to 2031. The strategic direction transport will take beyond the adopted plan horizons is set out in the chapter, Transport Scenarios for 2041, which discusses the future direction of transport and the transport implications of future spatial development scenarios.