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					Consultation on draft third Hampshire Local Transport Plan Strategy
(July to September 2010): Record of all comments received from
respondents to open questions and the HCC officer response

Background to the consultation
A 12-week public consultation on the draft Hampshire third Local Transport Plan (LTP) Strategy,
was carried out between July and September 2010. In total 280 responses were received to this
consultation. The consultation was structured in six parts, and respondents were encouraged to
respond to whichever sections were of interest to them. The six consultation documents on the draft
LTP Strategy were:
   (i)     Part A – Long-term Vision;
   (ii)    Part B – Emerging Strategic Transport Priorities;
   (iii)   Part C – Wider Challenges and Policy Context;
   (iv)    Part D – Area-based strategy for North Hampshire;
   (v)     Part E – Area-based strategy for Central Hampshire and the New Forest; and
   (vi)    Part F – Area-based strategy for South Hampshire.

Purpose of this document
This document synthesises all the main comments made to the ‘open’ questions posed
within the Hampshire LTP Strategy Consultation Response Form. It also includes an officer-
level response from the County Council to each comment made.

Comments by stakeholders appear before comments from members of the public. The latter
have been made anonymous, in accordance with data protection requirements. All
Consultation Response Forms, both hard copies and electronic survey forms contained
statements on Data Protection, explaining how response information would be used.

The purpose of this document is to provide a clear ‘audit trail’ to demonstrate how
comments made as part of the public consultation process have been taken into account
when revising the LTP Strategy.

How this document is structured
This document contains five sections, with a section on each of Parts A to E of the
consultation material, all structured in the same way. These sections have been colour
coded, using the same colours used within the LTP Strategy consultation material. A
separate document covering part F (South Hampshire) has been produced jointly with
Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils.

The comments made are set out in the first column of the tables. The second column
contains the officer-level response from the County Council to each comment made,
including where appropriate reasons why it is not proposed to make changes to the final
LTP3 Strategy document. The third column sets out whether or not in light of the comment
changes are proposed to the final LTP3 Strategy document, and the nature of the change.

Next Steps
The proposed changes to the strategy set out in this document alongside other amendments
that have been made to reflect recent Government policy announcements are subject to
consideration and acceptance by Cabinet and Full Council. The proposed final LTP3
Strategy (incorporating changes that have been made in light of respondents’ comments)
will be taken to the February meeting of the Full County Council for decision (also being
considered by Cabinet beforehand). Following this the new LTP will be published by the end
of March 2011.
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Respondent comments by section

Please refer to the following pages to view comments and our response to each comment,
for Parts A to E:


                                                                                    Page

   Part A – The Long Term Vision                                                     3

   Part B – Strategic Transport Priorities                                          16

   Part C – Wider Challenges and Policy Context                                     35

   Part D – Future of Transport in North Hampshire                                  42

   Part E – Future of Transport in Central Hampshire and the New Forest             53




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  Part A – Suggested amendments to draft LTP3 Long-term Vision to be made in light of
  stakeholder and respondent feedback received through the consultation process
  Q2: Do you have any general comments regarding the transport vision for Hampshire or the
  general content of Part A of the consultation?

Respondent name & main               HCC response to comment                  Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                        Vision section in light of
                                                                              this comment which
                                                                              (with Strategic Transport
                                                                              Priorities section) will
                                                                              form a ‘chapter’ of LTP3
Transport Alliance – long-term       Agree. This will be addressed by         No changes to this section
vision needs to take into account    addition of a reference to LEPs and      are proposed for reasons
the emerging LEP’s and               this strategy within Part C.             given.
Hampshire Economic
Development Strategy.
Also needs greater emphasis on       Noted. Addressed in Part B by            No changes to this section
sustainable modes of travel.         priorities that seek to improve          are proposed for reasons
                                     travel choice, (Priorities F, G, H, J,   given.
                                     M, N, O and P).
Hampshire Chamber of                 Agree. This will be addressed by         No changes to this section
Commerce – long-term vision          addition of a reference to this          are proposed for reasons
needs to take account of the         strategy within Part C.                  given.
Hampshire Economic
Development Strategy.

Natural England – long-term          Agree that such a reference would        Additional text on this to be
vision should make reference to      be a helpful addition to Part A.         added to first paragraph of
conserving and enhancing the                                                  “The Role of the County
natural environment.                                                          Council” section.
Would welcome a commitment to        Noted. This commitment can be            No changes to this section
sustainable transport.               found within Part B by priorities        are proposed for reasons
                                     that seek to improve travel choice,      given.
                                     (Priorities F, G, H, J, M, N, O & P).
Change ‘The Road Ahead’ to           Suggested amendment noted. It is         Additional text along the
read ‘‘Whilst acknowledging that     felt that this text would fit better     lines suggested to be
most people will wish to own and     within Part B “Theme 5 – Transport       added to Part B.
use cars, new development will       and Growth areas” supporting text
be planned to avoid increasing       rather than in Part A.
traffic pressure by ensuring that
attractive alternatives are
available and promoted’.
Need reference to avoiding traffic   Noted. By delivery of measures           No changes to this section
increase and congestion on roads     that address the Priorities set out in   are proposed for reasons
near designated areas of nature      Part B, this should widen travel         given.
conservation.                        choice and limit any traffic
                                     increase. Greater scope to improve
                                     alternatives to the car exists in
                                     urban areas and on main inter-
                                     urban routes. HCC will work with
                                     partners Highways Agency to
                                     address congestion and increases
                                     in traffic volumes on main routes.


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Respondent name & main                HCC response to comment                   Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                          Vision section in light of
                                                                                this comment
Basingstoke & Deane Borough           HCC intends to continue to work in        No changes to this section
Council – Need for partnership        close partnership with bus                are proposed for reasons
with transport providers e.g. bus     operators to improve services             given.
& rail. Need for consistency          through Quality Bus Partnerships
between authorities and bodies.       and the rail industry as set out in
                                      Part B (Priorities F and H).

                                      Addressed in Part B by priorities
Need to encourage modal shift to      that seek to improve travel choice,       No changes to this section
reduce carbon generation.             (Priorities F, G, H, J, M, N, O and       are proposed for reasons
                                      P).                                       given.
East Hampshire District Council –     HCC intends to continue to work in        Additional text to be added
no clear commitment to public         close partnership with bus                in Part C “Transport and
transport. Lack of suggestions as     operators to improve services             older people” to refer to
to how public transport can be        through Quality Bus Partnerships          travel training, companions
improved, no mention made to          as set out in Part B (Priority F).        and other measures that
altering routes. Will not meet        Community transport solutions and         support vulnerable users.
needs of vulnerable users.            travel training can help support
                                      vulnerable users.

                                      Noted. Vision in its’ current form        No changes to this section
Long-term vision needs to be          summarises what HCC aims to               are proposed for reasons
more ambitious.                       achieve in the short medium and           given.
                                      long term and is felt to be a
                                      pragmatic outlook of what can be
                                      achieved, that reflects funding
                                      constraints.


Clarification needed on priority to   Greater prominence will be given in       Parts A and B to be edited
economic prosperity in the            Parts A and B to the role of              to give greater prominence
detailed documents. Also Part 3       transport in supporting economic          to the role of transport in
second paragraph.                     development and prosperity in             supporting economic
                                      response to comments.                     development & prosperity.

Part 4 last paragraph, how easy       People will be consulted on local         No changes to this section
will it be for people to influence    plans and programmes such as              are proposed for reasons
policy after the consultation? Will   Town Access Plans. Production of          given.
the authority still be flexible to    shorter-term future Implementation
changing needs?                       Plans for the LTP will allow
                                      flexibility to respond to changing
                                      needs.

Need to support sustainable           Speed management is addressed             No changes to this section
modes. Need to highlight possible     within Part B (Priority C). The key       are proposed for reasons
20mph zones in urban areas.           criteria for speed limit reduction will   given.
                                      be casualty reduction.
Eastleigh Borough Council –           Our view is that these issues are         Parts A and B to be edited
vision needs to take into account     already addressed within Part C.          to give greater prominence
health & environmental issues         However greater prominence will           to the role of transport in
and future economic and housing       be given in Parts A and B to the          supporting economic
growth.                               role of transport in supporting           development and
                                      economic development and                  prosperity.
                                      prosperity in response to
                                      comments.
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Respondent name & main              HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                      Vision section in light of
                                                                            this comment
Hart District Council – while HDC   HCC will work closely with district     No changes to this section
will through the planning process   partners and developers to ensure       are proposed for reasons
aim to increase sustainable         that those living and working in        given.
modes of transport, support from    new developments have a range of
HCC is needed.                      travel choices open to them.


Public transport needs to be        HCC intends to continue to work in      No changes to this section
reliable and frequent if it is to   close partnership with bus              are proposed for reasons
provide an incentive for modal      operators through Quality Bus           given.
shift.                              Partnerships as set out in Part B
                                    (Priority F).

Part A does not mention             Agree Part A should refer to role of    New sentence to be added
importance of developer             developer contributions in              to “Constraints and
contributions.                      “Constraints and Choices” section.      Choices” section to cover
                                                                            this point.
Fareham Borough Council –           Noted. Vision in its’ current form      No changes to this section
lacks vision in terms of a better   summarises what HCC aims to             are proposed for reasons
and more sustainable future. Too    achieve in the short medium and         given.
much emphasis on road access.       long term and is felt to be a
                                    pragmatic outlook of what can be
                                    achieved, that reflects funding
                                    constraints.

More encouragement needed for       Current emphasis accorded to            No changes to this section
sustainable transport.              sustainable transport is felt to be     are proposed for reasons
                                    about right,                            given.

Rushmoor Borough Council –          Noted. Part B is the section            No changes to this section
more emphasis on residential        covering priorities for investment.     are proposed for reasons
environment as well as              Improving the quality of residential    given.
maintaining public spaces.          areas and public spaces in town
                                    centres (Priority K) is covered here.

Need continued investment in        Addressed in Part B by priorities
alternative transport modes.        that seek to improve travel choice,
                                    (Priorities F, G, H, J, M, N, O and
                                    P).
Winchester City Council –           Noted. Vision in its’ current form      No changes to this section
concerned over the pessimistic      summarises what HCC aims to             are proposed for reasons
tone of the document especially     achieve in the short medium and         given.
in terms of future funding.         long term and is felt to be a
                                    pragmatic outlook of what can be
                                    achieved, that reflects funding
                                    constraints.

Need to support public transport    Agree – where affordable to do so.      No changes to this section
in rural areas.                     Issue addressed in Part B –             are proposed for reasons
                                    (Priorities F and G) and in Part E      given.
                                    (Villages and rural section). In
                                    more isolated areas, community
                                    transport will be the favoured
                                    solution.

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Respondent name & main                HCC response to comment               Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                      Vision section in light of
                                                                            this comment
New Forest National Park              Noted and agree. Part B would be      In Part B, supporting text
Authority – no reference to           a more appropriate place to cover     on “Theme 4- Quality of life
protected landscapes in the           this issue.                           and Place” to be amended
vision or how traffic impacts on                                            to cover importance of
these.                                                                      protected landscapes and
                                                                            how traffic affects them.
South Downs National Park             Noted. Part B is the section          In Part B, supporting text
Authority – would like                covering priorities for investment.   on “Theme 4- Quality of life
commitment to reduction in            Reducing emissions (Priority L) is    and Place” to be amended
emissions and environmental           covered here.                         to cover importance of
protection / enhancement.                                                   protection and
                                                                            enhancement of habitats.
                                                                            No further changes to this
                                                                            section are proposed for
                                                                            reasons given.
Associated British Ports              Agree.                                Additional sentences to be
(Southampton) – Part A fails to                                             added in Parts B and C to
recognise importance of                                                     emphasise the importance
Hampshire’s transport network,                                              of strategic road and rail
and that its impact extends                                                 networks in providing
beyond the county boundary.                                                 access to and from the
Vital in achieving national growth                                          international gateway ports
and competitiveness.                                                        and airport.

Vision needs to reflect support for   Agree.                                Additional sentences to be
national economic growth &                                                  added in Parts A, B and C
competitiveness.                                                            to emphasise the
                                                                            importance of transport
                                                                            networks in contributing to
                                                                            economic growth and
                                                                            competitiveness.
DP World Southampton – vision         Agree.                                Additional sentences to be
needs to stress economic growth                                             added in Parts A, B and C
more that it does at present.                                               to emphasise the
                                                                            importance of transport
                                                                            networks in contributing to
                                                                            economic growth and
                                                                            competitiveness.
North Hampshire Enterprise            Noted. Part B is the section          No changes to this section
Andover – more emphasis               covering priorities for investment.   are proposed for reasons
needed on reducing congestion.        Tackling congestion (Priority B)      given.
Investment in rail network            and rail investment (Priority H and
required.                             J) are covered here.
NHS Hampshire Public Health           Agree.                                A new “About Hampshire”
Promotion Team – needs to                                                   section will provide more
highlight Active Travel and other                                           information about
transport related issues such as                                            congestion. Consider re-
congestion, air quality safer roads                                         wording Priority L to cover
etc.                                                                        air quality in general, not
                                                                            just carbon.
South West Trains – should            Noted. It is felt that to a large     No changes to this section
include statement about HCC           extent Part B (the wording of         are proposed for reasons
working with train operators to       Priority H) already achieves this.    given.
secure third party funding for rail   Repetition of this in Part A is not
investment.                           considered necessary.
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Respondent name & main                HCC response to comment                   Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                          Vision section in light of
                                                                                this comment
Freightliner – need to                Agree.                                    Additional sentences to be
acknowledge the importance of                                                   added in Parts B and C to
the freight network in Hampshire                                                emphasise the importance
(road and rail) to the port of                                                  of strategic road and rail
Southampton.                                                                    networks in providing
                                                                                access to and from the
                                                                                international gateway ports
                                                                                and airport.
Confederation of passenger            Agree. HCC intends to continue to         No changes to this section
Transport – greater partnership       work in close partnership with bus        are proposed for reasons
working with bus operators will       operators through Quality Bus             given.
help HCC to deliver a efficient       Partnerships as set out in Part B
and sustainable transport system,     (Priority F and within areas of
and reduce carbon emissions.          planned development also
                                      Priorities O and P).
HCC should concentrate on             Agree. HCC’s approach is set out          No changes to this section
getting the most out of what it       in Part B (Priority B).                   are proposed for reasons
has, through traffic management.                                                given.
Need to acknowledge the wider         Agree.                                    Additional sentence to be
economic benefits that tourist                                                  added to Part B supporting
coaches bring to Hampshire.                                                     text under Theme 3 “The
Need to provide improved                                                        role of public transport” to
facilities for these.                                                           refer to role of tourist
                                                                                coaches and scheduled
                                                                                inter-urban coach services.
Sustrans – spending cuts and a        Noted. HCC intends to improve             No changes to this chapter
shift to localism opportunity for     travel choice and options, and            are proposed. More details
cost effective sustainable            sustainable transport is part of this.    on ‘localism’ to be added
transport to be put in place.                                                   once HCC has considered
Authorities should prioritise value   Views will be taken into account in       implications of Localism
for money schemes to get more         the development of future                 and Decentralisation Bill
from the network and invest in        Implementation Plans for the LTP.         (when this is published in
smarter travel & public transport.                                              December 2010).
Campaign to Protect Rural             Agree.                                    In Part B, supporting text
England – greater emphasis on                                                   on “Theme 4- Quality of life
‘respecting and protecting                                                      and Place” to be amended
physical quality of places’.                                                    to cover importance of
                                                                                respecting/ protecting the
                                                                                physical quality of places.
Reduce signage and visually           It is felt that this issue is addressed   No further changes to this
intrusive highway related             through Part B (in Priority K and         section are proposed for
roadside furniture (e.g. equipment    the supporting text) and sign de-         reasons given.
boxes etc).                           cluttering proposals within rural
                                      areas as set out in the appropriate
                                      sections of Parts D and E.
South Downs Society – greater         Noted. Vision in its’ current form        No changes to this section
emphasis needs to be put on the       summarises what HCC aims to               are proposed for reasons
Climate Change Act. Document          achieve in the short medium and           given.
too pessimistic about meeting         long term and is felt to be a
targets and achieving modal shift.    pragmatic outlook of what can be
                                      achieved, that reflects funding
                                      constraints.

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Respondent name & main               HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                       Vision section in light of
                                                                             this comment
Hampshire & Isle of Wight            Noted. For most delivery options        No changes to this section
Wildlife Trust – would like to see   within this long-term strategy, there   are proposed for reasons
a full HRA undertaken before         is not sufficient detail available to   given.
LTP3 progresses further.             quantify impacts on protected sites.
                                     On the advice of specialist
                                     consultants, HCC plans to mitigate
                                     the ecological impacts of transport
                                     interventions at the individual
                                     scheme level, as it is at this stage
                                     where sufficient detail of impacts
                                     emerges.
New Forest Access Forum –            This issue is referred to in Part C.    Additional text to be added
need to make reference to the        Part A is intended to be a strategic    to Part B section to explain
increasing elderly population.       overview. HCC has decided to            how Rights of Way issues
ROWIP does not need to               align LTP3 with RoWIPs, so that         have been dealt with.
integrate with LTP3.                 the two plans whilst separate are
                                     complementary to each other.

Isle of Wight Council – text needs   Part A is strategic in nature,          Text of Parts E and F to be
to acknowledge that all the          covering issues affecting all parts     revised to accord greater
islands’ goods and services pass     of Hampshire.                           emphasis to the
through Hampshire and people                                                 importance of cross-Solent
travel across the Solent both                                                ferry services and
ways for employment, education,                                              Hampshire’s transport
shopping and health purposes.                                                networks in providing
                                                                             access the Isle of Wight.
West Berkshire Council –             Noted. Vision in its’ current form      No changes to this section
the long-term vision lacks vision    summarises what HCC aims to             are proposed for reasons
and ambition.                        achieve in the short medium and         given.
                                     long term and is felt to be a
                                     pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                     funding constraints.

Reading Borough Council – what       The purpose of this text is to          No changes to this section
does it mean for Hampshire and       highlight likely and possible           are proposed for reasons
environs if there are more people    scenarios, and to manage                given.
shopping than working? Is there      expectations. The assessment of
any basis for saying peoples         changes to travel patterns is based
travel and patterns will change      on what is realistically achievable
slowly or not at all?                based on levels of available
                                     funding and public acceptability.

Also question whether the            The wording of the section is
document is implying that places     intended to suggest that both travel
not transport can be sustainable.    patterns and places can be more
                                     sustainable.

New Forest Cycle Working Group       Our view is that Part C of the          No changes to this section
– disagree with the vision as no     consultation draft covers the links     are proposed for reasons
mention is made to the health of     between transport and health            given.
individuals. More emphasis on        satisfactorily. The current level of
cycling and associated health        emphasis given in the Vision to
benefits needed.                     walking and cycling is considered
                                     to be about right about right and
                                     addresses this issue satisfactorily.
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Respondent name & main                HCC response to comment                  Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                         Vision section in light of
                                                                               this comment
CTC Central Hampshire –               Our view is that Part C of the           No changes to this section
disagree with vision which fails to   consultation draft covers the links      are proposed for reasons
reflect health of residents and the   between transport and health             given.
impact of transport on this. Vision   satisfactorily. The current level of
fails to support sustainable          emphasis given in the Vision
transport and is defeatist in tone.   section to sustainable transport is
                                      considered to be about right and
                                      addresses this issue satisfactorily.
CTC North Hampshire                   Speed management is addressed            No changes to this section
representative – need to reduce       within Part B (Priority C). The draft    are proposed for reasons
speeds to encourage cycling.          vision section is felt to be grounded    given.
Part A merely accepts the status      in realism to reflect the immediate
quo and lacks ambition.               reduced funding situation, and
                                      suggests room for greater ambition
                                      in the medium and longer term.
CTC Right to Ride representative      Speed management is addressed            No changes to this section
for Havant – document fails to        within Part B (Priority C). The          are proposed for reasons
support cycling as an alternative     emphasis accorded to cycling in          given.
mode of travel and does not           the draft vision section (including
consider dropping speed limits to     the focus on shorter urban
20mph in residential areas.           journeys – such as those 5km or
Cycling only recommended for          less) is about right.
short journeys. How is a short
journey defined?
Eastleigh Southern Parishes           The term “travel to healthcare           The word “hospitals” to be
Older Peoples Forum – travel to       centres” is meant to include             added to this sentence for
hospital should be included in        hospitals.                               purposes of clarity.
Part A.

Do not understand statement ‘A         In some instances, the same
balance needs to be struck…’          service will be provided to all, and
                                      in other cases, where affordable
                                      and practicable to do so, transport
                                      for older people can be tailored to
                                      individual needs.
Winchester Friends of the Earth –     Noted. Vision in its’ current form       No changes to this section
vision has no inspiration and is      summarises what HCC aims to              are proposed for reasons
banal.                                achieve in the short medium and          given.
                                      long term and is felt to be a
                                      pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                      funding constraints.

Need to reduce speeds and             Addressed in Part B (Priorities C        No changes to this section
change behaviour in towns and         and K).                                  are proposed for reasons
villages.                                                                      given.

Needs greater emphasis on             Addressed in Part B by improving         No changes to this section
modal shift. Document does not        travel choice, (Priorities F, G, H, J,   are proposed for reasons
tackle the issue of carbon            M, N, O and P).                          given.
reduction over the next 20 years.
Document says nothing about
controlling emissions or a future
of declining resource availability.


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Respondent name & main                HCC response to comment                   Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                          Vision section in light of
                                                                                this comment
Winchester Friends of the Earth
(cont) – Needs to address the         Addressed in Part B (Priorities B         No changes to this section
perceived or actual problems of       and F).                                   are proposed for reasons
bus reliability.                                                                given.

What is the definition of             By this, it is meant improved             No changes to this section
‘prosperous’?                         economic competitiveness and              are proposed for reasons
                                      GVA.                                      given.

Document repeatedly mentions          Noted.                                    Carry out review of existing
sustainability but does not explain                                             wording within Part C and
how this is to be achieved.                                                     improve explanation of
                                                                                how can be achieved.
WinAcc – no detail on how HCC         HCC is seeking to reduce                  No changes to this section
is to reduce dependency on the        dependency on the car by                  are proposed for reasons
car and encourage low carbon          improving travel choice, as set out       given.
transport.                            in Part B (Priorities F, G, H, J, M,
                                      N, O and P). Encouragement of
                                      low carbon transport is set out in
                                      Part B (Priorities E and L).
Railfuture Wessex – not enough        Improvements to the rail network is       No changes to this section
emphasis on the importance of         addressed in Part B (Priority H).         are proposed for reasons
rail to Hampshire.                                                              given.
North Whiteley Consortium –           HCC is seeking to reduce                  No changes to this section
vision should reflect a need to       dependency on the car by                  are proposed for reasons
inform people about travel            improving travel choice, as set out       given.
choices. Need to build on smarter     in Part B (Priorities F, G, H, J, M,
choices principles and                N, O and P). Of these Priority O
recommendations of Prof.              covers bus and BRT in growth
Goodwin’s peer review of TfSH         areas. Priority F also covers bus
Priority must be given to             network improvements. HCC will
improved bus network and BRT.         work with Districts and developers
                                      to achieve this.

Cllr Airey (Eastleigh BC) –           Our view is that these issues are         Parts A and B to be edited
greater emphasis needed on            already addressed within Part C.          to give greater prominence
health, housing, environment and      However greater prominence will           to the role of transport in
economic development.                 be given in Parts A and B to the          supporting economic
                                      role of transport in supporting           development and
                                      economic development and                  prosperity.
                                      prosperity in response to
                                      comments.
Cllr Ashton (East Hampshire DC)       Accepted.                                 Final LTP will include an
– Part A lacks detailed statistics                                              “About Hampshire” section
and the 7 bullet points on p.1 are                                              or chapter, providing such
too vague.                                                                      contextual statistics.
There is nothing to indicate how      Modal shift would be achieved by
modal shift might be achieved.        improving travel choice, as set out       No changes to this section
                                      in Part B (Priorities F, G, H, J, M,      are proposed for reasons
                                      N, O and P).                              given.

Lack of detail on how speed           This level of detail is too great for a   No changes to this section
management and 20mph zones            long-term strategy. These issues          are proposed for reasons
are going to be introduced.           will be covered in more local plans       given.
                                      and programmes.
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Respondent name & main               HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                       Vision section in light of
                                                                             this comment
Cllr Comber (East Hampshire          Speed management is addressed           Additional text to be added
DC) – need to tackle the issue of    in Part B (Priority D).                 to Part E to refer to need to
speeds on rural roads making                                                 improve safety for non-
them unsafe for non-motorised                                                motorised users of rural
users.                                                                       roads.
Cllr Cubitt (Basingstoke & Deane     Noted. HCC will continue to raise       No changes to section are
BC) – need to tackle noise from      this issue in discussions with the      proposed for reasons
M3 especially between J5&6. By-      Highways Agency. In the current         given.
pass between J6 M3 and A339          financial climate, there is no
needed.                              funding available to construct such
                                     a bypass.
Cllr Radley (HCC & HDC) –            Concerns acknowledged. HCC will         No changes to section are
raised concern of how public         know more about the future              proposed for reasons
transport can be encouraged in a     funding situation following an          given.
climate of reduced funding. Will     announcement expected by early
only increase dependency on the      December, This will inform content
private car.                         of future Implementation Plans for
                                     the LTP (setting out investment
                                     levels for these areas)
Cllr Roberts (RBC) –                 Noted. Vision in its’ current form      No changes to section are
disappointed with the long-term      summarises what HCC aims to             proposed for reasons
vision, which is complacent and      achieve in the short, medium and        given.
ignorant of issues of energy         long term and is felt to be a
depletion in the near future.        pragmatic outlook that reflects
With reduced resources why           funding constraints. HCC will know
should maintenance get more          more about the future funding
funding at the expense of            situation following an
congestion, alleviating pollution    announcement expected by early
and road safety measures?            December, This will inform content
                                     of future Implementation Plans for
                                     the LTP (setting out investment
                                     levels for these areas)

Amport Parish Council – vision       Vision in its’ current form             No changes to section are
accepts the status quo rather        summarises what HCC aims to             proposed for reasons
than encouraging more                achieve in the short medium and         given.
sustainable travel.                  long term and is felt to be a
                                     pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                     funding constraints. Priorities F, G,
                                     H, J, M, N, O and P in Part B all
                                     seek to improve alternatives to the
                                     car to make them a more attractive
                                     choice.
Cllr Broomfield (Compton &           The Vision whilst mindful of short-     No changes to section are
Shawford Parish Council) –           term funding constraints, does          proposed for reasons
funding should not restrict policy   suggest that HCC would like to          given.
choices as this may effect           work towards more ambitious
economic growth.                     policy options in the longer-term.

Ellingham Harbridge & Ibsley         Vision in its’ current form             No changes to section are
Parish Council – too general and     summarises what HCC aims to             proposed for reasons
does not tackle issue of peak        achieve in the short medium and         given.
traffic.                             long term and is felt to be a
                                     pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                     funding constraints
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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment                   Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                           Vision section in light of
                                                                                 this comment
Ellisfield Parish Council – want to    Priorities noted. Views will be taken     No changes to section are
see roads maintained, support for      into account in the development of        proposed for reasons
community transport, traffic           future Implementation Plans for the       given.
calming on Herriard – Axford           LTP.
road, higher speed broadband
and improved capacity at
congestion points: A339 going
into Basingstoke and Black Dam.
Hound Parish Council – vision          Our view is that these issues are         Parts A and B to be edited
need to include health, housing,       already addressed within Part C.          to give greater prominence
environmental and economic             However greater prominence will           to the role of transport in
development issues.                    be given in Parts A and B to the          supporting economic
                                       role of transport in supporting           development and
                                       economic development and                  prosperity.
                                       prosperity in response to
                                       comments.
Cllr Houghton (Hedge End Town          This level of detail is too great for a   No changes to section are
Council) – lack of transport for the   long-term strategy. These issues          proposed for reasons
elderly in Hedge End an issue.         will be covered in more local plans       given.
                                       and programmes.
Longstock Parish Council –             The scope for informal park and           No changes to section are
consideration needed of high           ride solutions (alongside bus-            proposed for reasons
speed bus between park & ride at       based ones) are addressed in Part         given.
a number of designated                 B (Priority D).
motorway junctions.
Liss Parish Council – accepts          Vision in its’ current form               No changes to section are
status quo as regards car use,         summarises what HCC aims to               proposed for reasons
needs to do more to support            achieve in the short medium and           given.
alternative travel.                    long term and is felt to be a
                                       pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                       funding constraints. Priorities F, G,
                                       H, J, M, N, O & P in Part B all seek
                                       to improve alternatives to the car.
Lindford Parish Council – how will     HCC will know more about the              No changes to section are
maintenance budgets be                 future funding situation following an     proposed for reasons
protected? Will bus services be        announcement expected by early            given.
protected?                             December, This will inform content
                                       of future Implementation Plans for
                                       the LTP (setting out investment
                                       levels for both of these areas)
Minstead Parish Council – plan         The travel needs of rural                 No changes to section are
offers no help to rural areas who      Hampshire are addressed in Part B         proposed for reasons
depend on the private car. Needs       (Priorities G and M).                     given.
support for community / public
transport and high-speed
broadband.
Tichborne Parish Council – need        Improving integration between             No changes to section are
to develop an integrated transport     transport modes is addressed in           proposed for reasons
policy.                                Part B (Priorities E and J).              given.
Resident of Alresford – need           Noted. HCC is not planning                No changes to chapter are
investment in dual carriageway         investment in dual carriageway            proposed.
roads.                                 roads because it would be both
                                       unaffordable and unacceptable in
                                       terms of environmental impact.

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Respondent name & main                HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                        Vision section in light of
                                                                              this comment
Resident of Overton 1 – issue of      Noted. Our view is that this issue is   No changes to section are
lorries using B3400 much of this      addressed by the delivery options       proposed for reasons
traffic could use the A303 / M3.      for The Rural Hinterland within Part    given.
By-pass for Overton?                  D (North Hampshire)
Resident of Andover – vision          Noted. Our view is that these           No changes to section are
should focus on integrated            issues are already satisfactorily       proposed for reasons
transport, reducing car use and       addressed by Priorities D and K         given.
concentration of facilities within    within Part B.
communities.
Resident of Lyndhurst – need to       Noted. These comments will be           No changes to section are
tackle issue of people using          considered as part of revisions to      proposed for reasons
routes through the New Forest as      Part E. Level of emphasis given in      given.
a short cut. More emphasis            Part E to protection of specially
needed on designated                  designated areas for conservation
conservation areas.                   is felt to be about right.
Resident (unspecified location) –     Our view is that these issues are       No changes to section are
need to improve parking and           already satisfactorily addressed by     proposed for reasons
remove signage.                       Priorities D and K within Part B.       given.
Resident of Park Gate – need a        Improving integration between           No changes to section are
co-ordinated integrated public        transport modes is addressed in         proposed for reasons
transport policy.                     Part B (Priorities E and J).            given.
Resident of Romsey 1 – need to        Level of emphasis accorded to this      No changes to section are
support cycling as alternative        in Part B (Priority N) is considered    proposed for reasons
mode of travel.                       to be about right and addresses         given.
                                      this issue satisfactorily.
Resident of Fleet 1 – need for        Noted. Level of emphasis accorded       No changes to section are
integrated travel system.             to integration (within Priorities E     proposed for reasons
FTAP does not take account for        and J of Part B) is considered to be    given.
road safety and traffic speeds.       about right. Comment on FTAP
                                      passed to officers developing this
                                      local strategy for their
                                      consideration.
Resident of Eastleigh – people        Noted. Vision aims to strike the        No changes to section are
will not give up their cars. Public   right balance between modes, and        proposed for reasons
transport is expensive to support     accepts that the car will remain the    given.
and the Council should be more        preferred mode of choice for most
circumspect in funding for public     journeys.
transport and cycling schemes.
Resident of Romsey 2 – not            Level of emphasis accorded to this      No changes to section are
enough emphasis on cycling.           in Part B (Priority N) is considered    proposed for reasons
                                      to be about right and addresses         given.
                                      this issue satisfactorily.
Resident of Fleet 2 – need for        Noted. These issues are already         No changes to section are
more BRT and integrated               addressed by the policies set out in    proposed for reasons
transport in Southampton &            Part F.                                 given.
Portsmouth. More dedicated
cycle lanes needed.
Resident of Alton – LTP3 must be      Noted. Part B (Priority M)              No changes to section are
linked to town planning if need to    addresses reducing the need to          proposed for reasons
travel is to be reduced.              travel. HCC works with Local            given.
                                      Planning Authorities and
                                      developers to seek to mitigate the
                                      travel generated by new
                                      development.

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Respondent name & main               HCC response to comment                  Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                        Vision section in light of
                                                                              this comment
Resident of Lymington – priority     Noted. Views will be taken into          No changes to section are
should be given to a reduction in    account in the development of            proposed for reasons
traffic noise through the use of     future Implementation Plans for the      given.
quiet road surfaces.                 LTP
Resident of Burley – wants a         Comment noted. Provision of              No changes to section are
reliable flexible bus service.       community transport solutions,           proposed for reasons
                                     such as shared-taxi services is the      given.
                                     favoured approach in rural areas
                                     away from main bus corridors, as
                                     this offers better value for money.
Resident of Winchester 2 – too       Vision in its’ current form              No changes to section are
car orientated accepts the status    summarises what HCC aims to              proposed for reasons
quo.                                 achieve in the short medium and          given.
                                     long term and is felt to be a
                                     pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                     funding constraints.
Resident of Petersfield – more       Measures to restrict car access to       No changes to section are
emphasis needed on diverting         town centres are not included            proposed for reasons
cars away from town centres and      within the LTP Strategy, as this         given.
investing in cycling network.        would be both harmful to the town
                                     economy (car drivers would travel
                                     to other towns). Level of emphasis
                                     accorded to cycling in Part B
                                     (Priority N) is considered about
                                     right. Cycling schemes will be
                                     included within future
                                     Implementation Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Farnborough – it is      Noted. As set out in Part B (Priority    No changes to section are
wrong for tax payers to subsidise    F), HCC will continue to work in         proposed for reasons
bus and taxi companies through       partnership with bus operators to        given.
provision of bus lanes as these      improve the quality and reliability of
are private companies.               services on main bus corridors, to
                                     offer an attractive choice to the
                                     private car.
Resident of Gosport 2 –              Encouragement of walking and             No changes to section are
encourage modal shift through        cycling is covered in Part B             proposed for reasons
investment in walking and            (Priority N). Such schemes will be       given.
cycling.                             included within future
                                     Implementation Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Ringwood – invest in     Noted. Both issues are identified        No changes to section are
walking and cycling and provide      within Priorities I and N of Part B.     proposed for reasons
school buses to mitigate impact      Walking and cycling improvements         given.
of the school run.                   and home to school transport
                                     solutions will be included within
                                     future Implementation Plans for the
                                     LTP
Resident of Fordingbridge – plan     Level of emphasis accorded to this       No changes to section are
needs more emphasis on               is considered to be about right and      proposed for reasons
sustainability. More needs to be     addresses this issue satisfactorily.     given.
done to reduce car travel.
Will ‘local level’ decision making   HCC will consider the implications
allow Parish Councils to reduce      of the Localism & Decentralisation
speed limits on their streets, or    Bill, which will clarify the sorts of
introduce other measures to          powers that could be devolved to
control traffic flow?                the Parish Council level.
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Respondent name & main               HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                      Vision section in light of
                                                                            this comment
Resident of Hayling Island – more    Level of emphasis accorded to this     No changes to section are
emphasis needed on cycling.          in Part B (Priority N) is considered   proposed for reasons
                                     to be about right and addresses        given.
                                     this issue satisfactorily.
Need to reduce speeds to 20          Speed management measures will
around schools.                      form part of future Implementation
                                     Plans for the LTP
Resident (unspecified location 5)    Vision in its’ current form            No changes to section are
– plan contains no vision.           summarises what HCC aims to            proposed for reasons
Accepts the status quo, little       achieve in the short medium and        given.
being proposed to achieve modal      long term and is felt to be a
shift.                               pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                     funding constraints. Part B sets out
                                     a number of priorities that seek to
                                     improve modal choice.
Resident of Winchester 4 –           Level of emphasis accorded to this     No changes to section are
cycling as an alternative to car     in Part B (Priority N) is considered   proposed for reasons
travel needs to be given greater     to be about right and addresses        given.
priority. One way streets should     this issue satisfactorily. Such
where possible have counter flow     schemes will be included within
cycle lanes.                         future Implementation Plans for the
                                     LTP.
Resident of Hythe – not enough       HCC is working on production of a      No changes to section are
attention given to HGV’s and         Freight Strategy as a supporting       proposed for reasons
investment in dedicated HGV          document to LTP3, which will set       given.
lanes.                               out approach to all forms of freight
                                     including HGVs. Provision of
                                     dedicated HGV lanes on the HCC
                                     road network is not considered to
                                     be an efficient use of road space.
Resident of Winchester 5 – vision    Vision in its’ current form            No changes to section are
is devoid of content.                summarises what HCC aims to            proposed for reasons
                                     achieve in the short medium and        given.
                                     long term and is felt to be a
                                     pragmatic outlook that reflects
                                     funding constraints.
Resident of Winchester 6 – need      The headline vision statement          No changes to section are
to add ‘sustainable’ to ‘safe        already includes the word              proposed for reasons
efficient and reliable ways to get   ‘sustainable’, so to refer to          given.
around’                              sustainability twice accords it too
                                     much emphasis.
Resident of Winchester 7 – need      Level of emphasis accorded to this     No changes to section are
greater investment in walking and    in Part B (Priority N) is considered   proposed for reasons
cycling and making road network      to be about right and addresses        given.
more sympathetic to their needs.     this issue satisfactorily. Such
                                     schemes will be included within
                                     future Implementation Plans for the
                                     LTP.




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 Part B – Suggested amendments to draft LTP3 ‘Emerging Strategic Transport Priorities’ to be
 made in light of stakeholder & respondent feedback received through the consultation process

Q4: Do you have any comments regarding the emerging strategic transport priorities A to
P?

 Respondent name & main                    HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
 comments (paraphrased)                                                            section in light of this
                                                                                   comment which will form a
                                                                                   ‘chapter’ of LTP3
 Highways Agency – the                     Noted. This is reflected in Priority    No changes proposed for the
 management of traffic to maximise         B, which is one of three top            reasons given.
 efficiency, capacity and journey-time     priorities.
 reliability and reduced emissions
 should be a common theme
 throughout the life of the plan.

 Suggest additional text added to          Noted. HCC is committed to              Wording of Priorities I, M and
 support delivery of Priorities F-N        promoting the use of travel plans       N (or the supporting text) to
 demonstrating a commitment to             through Priorities I,M and N.           be reviewed to incorporate a
 promote the use of travel plans.                                                  clearer commitment to
                                                                                   promotion of the use of
                                                                                   travel plans.
 Hampshire Chamber of Commerce             Noted. Agree with point about           No changes proposed for the
 – the overall priority should make        transport and economic growth.          reasons given.
 stronger reference to the role of         Priorities A and B partly cover
 transport in supporting economic          tackling congestion, C is about
 growth. Do priorities ABC include         management of vehicle speeds.
 dealing with congestion?

 Priority D should include parking         The setting of parking tariffs is the   No changes proposed for the
 tariff reviews as parking tariffs may     responsibility of District Councils     reasons given.
 be detrimental to local businesses.       and private sector car park
                                           operators. The effect of charges
                                           on local businesses should be
                                           taken into account in setting them.

 Priority P could be priority to support   Noted. Priority P is about more         Part B to be edited to give
 economic growth, reword to read           than economic development. A            greater prominence to the
 ‘Outlining & working towards              new priority                            role of transport in
 implementing a long-term transport                                                supporting economic
 strategy to enable sustainable                                                    development & prosperity.
 economic development in growth
 areas’.

 Transport Alliance – Priority A           Priority A is broader than simply       No changes proposed for the
 should include all road users rather      filling in potholes – it is about       reasons given.
 than just concentrating on pot-hole       highway maintenance and asset
 repair.                                   management in its widest sense
                                           and applies to all road users.

 Priority E more emphasis on               Priority E already encompasses          No changes proposed for the
 emerging technologies such as real-       this.                                   reasons given.
 time travel information.




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Respondent name & main                  HCC response to comment                   Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                            section in light of this
                                                                                  comment
Transport Alliance (cont)               Noted. The level of resources             No changes proposed for the
Priority I more resources should be     available for such areas will be set      reasons given.
provided to increase sustainable        out within future implementation
travel to schools & colleges.           plans.

Priority K more emphasis needed on      Noted. This is implied, but may           Priority K to be re-phrased
redistribution of space to favour       need to be stated more clearly.           using less ambiguous
pedestrians.                                                                      wording.
Natural England – improving the         Noted. The level of emphasis              No changes proposed for the
quality of the natural & built          accorded to the quality of the            reasons given.
environment should be part of the       natural and built environment is
overall priority common to all key      felt to be about right.
themes.

Main priority B should include          Priority B is focussed on helping         Scope of Priority L to be
reducing the impact of traffic on the   the economy through more                  expanded to incorporate this.
natural environment.                    reliable journey times. In part, it
                                        refers to reducing emissions. A
                                        better place for this would be by
                                        expanding scope of Priority L.

Theme 4 change ‘maintaining the         Agree with first point. Do not            Reword first sentence of
quality of the environment’ to          agree with second suggestion as           supporting text under Theme
‘conserving and enhancing’ also         unlikely to be able to deliver due        4 “Quality of life and place”
second sentence refer to rural as       to funding constraints.
well as urban landscapes.

Priority L amend to ‘Contribute to      Agree with broadening L to                Reword Priority L to
achieving local and national carbon     encompass air quality.                    incorporate air quality
targets, as well as air quality                                                   improvements.
standards for human health and
biodiversity, through transport
measures’

Need to recognise in Priorities M&N     It is felt that reference to this point   Expand “Transport and
the importance to health & wellbeing    would sit better within Part C            Health” section of Part C to
of access to the countryside.           “Transport and Health”.                   address this point.

Need to link to ROWIP’s                 Agree that current reference to           Reference to RoWIPs to be
                                        RoWIPs in Part C is not in the            added to supporting text
                                        best place.                               under Theme 4.

Priority N needs to include reference   Reference to green infrastructure         No changes proposed for
to green infrastructure.                in Priority N is too much detail –        reasons given.
                                        and is best dealt with by LDFs and
                                        the RoWIP.

Priority O need to investigate          This priority only refers to              No changes proposed for
possible impact on natural habitats     investigating the potential of            reasons given.
from increased water-borne              water-borne transport. It would be
transport.                              up to ferry operators to provide
                                        services if they felt it was viable.



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Respondent name & main                  HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                          section in light of this
                                                                                comment
Basingstoke & Deane Borough             Noted. In reviewing                     No changes proposed for
Council – considers the speed           appropriateness of speed limits,        reasons given.
management priority is too narrow.      HCC takes these factors into
Speed management needs to take          account.
into account the nature of the road &
environment.
Priority D: park & ride can have        Noted. P&R would be progressed          No changes proposed for
significant capital & revenue cost      in partnership with District            reasons given.
implications. Need to establish         councils, and would require a
business case first.                    good business case.
Priority E: smart technologies          Noted. HCC is aware that smart          Supporting text before
should only be taken forward as part    technologies are most effective as      Priority D to be expanded to
of a raft of wider measures, rather     part of broader packages.               provide context/ justification
than stand alone.                                                               for Priorities D and E.
Priority G: concern about suggestion    Noted. HCC needs to be realistic        No changes proposed for
that this priority provides a safety    about what can be achieved in           reasons given.
net rather than maintaining or          light of funding constraints. The
enhancing services.                     wording needs to be pragmatic.
Priority I: would like to see greater   Noted. School travel plans and          No changes proposed for
integration between HCC education       Education and Inspections Act           reasons given.
and transport services.                 duties aim to improve this.
Borough questions the effectiveness     Noted. BRT will be progressed           No changes proposed for
of BRT in terms of cost benefit.        where a clear good benefit cost         reasons given.
                                        ratio can be demonstrated. In
                                        many cases QBP approach may
                                        offer better value for money.

East Hampshire District Council - no    Text in the red box headed “Our         No changes proposed for
indication of importance of most of     overall priority” explains Priorities   reasons given.
the priorities or how these are to be   A, B and C are top priorities and
funded.                                 rest are of equal importance.
                                        Funding will be covered within
                                        future LTP Implementation Plans.

Theme 2 will local communities be       Yes, to reflect the localism            No changes proposed for
able to suggest or influence            agenda. This is too much detail for     reasons given.
solutions to make network more          Part B. The mechanism for this
friendly for pedestrians.               could be through Hampshire
                                        Action Teams (HATs) process or
                                        Community/ Parish Planning.

Priority G how will community           HCC will know more about future         No changes proposed for
transport be funded in the future?      funding following an                    reasons given.
How will road maintenance work be       announcement made in early
prioritised?                            December. Funding will be
                                        covered within future LTP
                                        Implementation Plans.




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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                         section in light of this
                                                                               comment
East Hampshire District Council        Priority N suggests that most (not      No changes proposed for
(cont) Investment in walking and       all) investment in walking and          reasons given.
cycling is confined to urban areas,    cycling will be targeted in urban
missing opportunity to open up         areas – because it can make the
ROW in rural areas.                    greatest contribution to tackling
                                       congestion, improving health etc.
Theme 2 Priority D amend to say        Noted. Disagree with suggested          No changes proposed for
…district authorities and local        amendment. District authorities         reasons given.
communities.                           have the power to set pricing for
                                       parking, and in doing so they
                                       should consult local communities.
Eastleigh Borough Council – how        HCC will know more about future         No changes proposed for
are these priorities to be funded?     funding following an                    reasons given.
                                       announcement made in early
                                       December. Funding will be
                                       covered within future LTP
                                       Implementation Plans.

Priority D is there likely to be a     If there is an appetite for this from   No changes proposed for
PUSH wide parking strategy?            District Councils, then this will be    reasons given.
What does a coherent policy            looked at. One that is considered
approach mean?                         fair, balanced and helps to
                                       improve travel choice.
Fareham Borough Council – themes       Noted. Sustainable transport            No changes proposed for
1 & 2 lack a sustainable transport     comes more to the fore in Themes        reasons given.
vision.                                3 and 4.

Greater importance needs to be         Noted. Current emphasis                 No changes proposed for
given to public transport, smarter     accorded to sustainable transport       reasons given.
choices and walking and cycling.       is felt to be about right.

Quality of life and place needs        Noted. Current emphasis                 Will consider whether there
expansion and increased                accorded to quality of life and         is a need to expand the
prominence.                            place is felt to be about right.        supportive text.

With the transport & growth areas      Agree.                                  Supportive text for Theme 5
wording could be stronger as                                                   to be revised to make more
regards sustainable transport                                                  reference to importance of
modes.                                                                         sustainable transport modes.

Gosport Borough Council – needs a      This is a detailed issue that is best   No changes proposed for
strategic priority to safeguard land   covered at the area strategy level      reasons given.
and enable / deliver future highways   or within LDFs, as appropriate.
improvements to reduce congestion,
improve journey-time reliability and
address environmental issues.

Hart District Council – seeks          Part B sets of 16 countywide            No changes proposed for
confirmation that it would benefit     priorities, whilst Part D sets out      reasons given.
from the improvements set out as       the more detailed strategy
the document refers to the whole of    approach for North Hampshire.
Hampshire rather than being place
specific.

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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                         section in light of this
                                                                               comment
Priority H should have greater         Noted. Prominence is felt to be         No changes proposed for
prominence. There is no mention of     about right. HCC will work in           reasons given.
increasing capacity on trains.         partnership with rail operators to
                                       improve interchange facilities at
                                       stations. HCC will make the case
                                       for infrastructure and rolling stock
                                       investment when it is consulted on
                                       Network Rail strategies or re-
                                       franchising.

Priority N investment in walking &     Priority N suggests that most (not      No changes proposed for
cycling is needed in the rural areas   all) investment in walking and          reasons given.
as well as the urban.                  cycling will be targeted in urban
                                       areas – because it can make the
                                       greatest contribution to tackling
                                       congestion, improving health etc.

Rushmoor Borough Council – would       Noted.                                  No changes proposed.
give lower priority to Park & Ride
schemes in Rushmoor. New
technologies are important but
benefits are not so apparent at this
time.

Higher priority should be given to     Noted. Current emphasis                 No changes proposed for
bus travel and encouraging             accorded to bus and rail transport      reasons given.
investment in rail especially          is felt to be about right (Theme 3,
reducing overcrowding.                 Priorities F and H).

More needed to meet national                                                   No changes proposed for
carbon targets such as smarter         Noted. Measures described will          reasons given.
choices.                               help towards achieving national
                                       carbon targets and current
                                       emphasis given to smarter
                                       choices is felt to be about right.

Winchester City Council – Priorities   Within the 16 priorities, the           No changes proposed for
should avoid an over emphasis on       balance between urban and rural         reasons given.
urban areas. Rural areas & market      areas is felt to be about right, and
towns need greater investment.         reflect future funding constraints.

New Forest National Park Authority     Priority A applies to all road users,   No changes proposed for
– maintenance programme should         including cyclists and walkers.         reasons given.
consider all users of the network
walkers and cyclists.

In protected landscapes                Noted. HCC is the authority             No changes proposed for
maintenance should be agreed with      responsible for highway                 reasons given.
key partners.                          maintenance. Key partners will be
                                       consulted where appropriate.

If New Forest 40mph zone is to be      Noted. There are no plans to            No changes proposed for
reduced to 30mph authority wishes      reduce this speed limit at the          reasons given.
to be involved at all stages.          present time.

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Respondent name & main                    HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                           section in light of this
                                                                                 comment
New Forest National Park Authority        Noted. This level of detail is more    Additional references to
(cont.) Greater emphasis needed in        appropriate to area transport          station travel plans to be
LTP3 to station travel plans.             strategies. Station travel plans are   added to Parts D and E.
                                          referred to in Part F

Brockenhurst station should be            Noted. This level of detail is too     No changes proposed for
included in the Plus-Bus initiative.      specific for this LTP strategy. HCC    reasons given.
                                          does not operate the plus-bus
                                          scheme. It tends to apply to larger
                                          urban areas.

LTP3 should acknowledge the New           Noted. This level of detail is too     No changes proposed for
Forest Tour bus.                          specific for this LTP strategy.        reasons given.

LTP might mention the ferry               Noted. This level of detail is more    Additional text to be added
services to Yarmouth and                  appropriate to area transport          to Part E to reference
Southampton.                              strategies. Ferry routes using         Yarmouth to Lymington ferry
                                          Southampton Water and the              service. Ferry routes using
                                          Solent will be shown in a              Southampton Water and the
                                          contextual map for Part F.             Solent will be shown in a
                                                                                 contextual map for Part F.

Also needs a more positive wording        Noted. Wording of Policy L is felt     Additional supporting text to
to Priority L on climate change.          to be pragmatic approach to            be provided on this in Theme
                                          climate change, but will be            4 “Quality of Life and Place”.
                                          broadened to encompass air             Priority L to be broadened to
                                          quality.                               include air quality.
Priority N replace ‘principally in        Noted. Our view is that the current    No changes proposed for
urban areas, with ‘where there is         wording is more realistic, but does    reasons given.
maximum benefit’                          not exclude investment outside of
                                          urban areas.
Authority would like to see reference     HCC working on a County Freight        No changes proposed for
to freight.                               Strategy as a supporting               reasons given.
                                          document to LTP3. HGV issues
                                          are referenced in Parts D and E.

Associated British Ports                  Agree.                                 Additional text to be added
(Southampton) – LTP must contain                                                 to Parts B&C to emphasise
a priority of supporting national,                                               importance of transport
regional and local economies.                                                    network to support economy

DP World Southampton – transports         Agree.                                 Additional text to be added
role in supporting economic growth                                               to parts A B &C to
needs greater emphasis in the                                                    emphasise the importance of
overall priority.                                                                the transport network to
                                                                                 economic growth.

Priority P the priority to support        Disagree. Priority P wording is        Additional text to be added
economic growth should come               about sustainable development,         to early section of Part B to
under overall priority as fourth listed   not economic development.              emphasise the importance of
priority (main priority D?)                                                      the transport network to
                                                                                 economic growth.


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Respondent name & main                    HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                            section in light of this
                                                                                  comment
North Hampshire Enterprise                Noted. HCC is committed through         No changes proposed for
Andover – congestion is a major           Priority B to tackling congestion.      reasons given.
concern and LTP must address this.

Any future investment in rail must go     HCC will continue to work with rail     No changes proposed for
hand in hand with parking and local       operators to improve services, and      reasons given.
transport schemes.                        improve integration between
                                          modes (Priorities H and J).
                                          Parking at stations is the
                                          responsibility of Network Rail and
                                          operators, and parking elsewhere
                                          is controlled by the District Council
                                          or privately managed.

Go South Coast – developing bus           Car parking (including                  Reference to Town Access
usage as a sustainable mode of            enforcement) is the responsibility      Plans to be added to Part B.
travel must be done in conjunction        of District Councils or is privately
with parking enforcement and              managed. Town Access Plans
charging and a commitment to              and QBPs are a good mechanism
reducing cars in town centres.            for improving modal choice, and
                                          thereby reducing car trips into
                                          town centres.

South West Trains – Priority D real-      HCC intends to continue to work         No changes proposed for
time display link with railway station.   in close partnership with rail          reasons given.
Suggest providing real-time screens       operators to improve integration
at off station locations would            and facilities, to make rail a more
increase modal shift.                     attractive choice.

Freightliner – plan should reflect the    Priority H refers to the movement       No changes proposed for
vision of modal shift expressed at a      of more freight by rail. HCC is         reasons given.
national level. Scarce reference to       working on a Freight Strategy as a
rail or freight.                          supporting document to LTP3
                                          which will set out approach to all
                                          forms of freight.

Document needs to take into               Agree.                                  Additional text to be added
account the importance of                                                         to early section of Part B to
Hampshire transport infrastructure                                                emphasise the importance of
in movement of freight from the                                                   the strategic road/ rail
ports.                                                                            transport network as means
                                                                                  of access to/from the ports.

Confederation of Passenger                HCC intends to continue to work         No changes proposed for
Transport – work with bus providers       in partnership with bus operators       reasons given.
to make buses attractive in terms of      to improve services (Priority F).
reliability and efficiency to achieve
modal shift. Need for integration
with other forms of transport.

Plan needs to take into account           Agreed.                                 Additional text to be added
tourist coaches and their effect on                                               to Part B Theme 3 referring
the economy.                                                                      to role of timetabled and
                                                                                  tourist coaches & need for
                                                                                  adequate facilities.
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Respondent name & main                   HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                           section in light of this
                                                                                 comment
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife       Agree that more prominence is           More background data on
Trust – LTP3 does not address            needed.                                 importance of biodiversity
biodiversity issues, this should be                                              (and how we will protect/
addressed at the strategic level.                                                enhance it) to be added to
                                                                                 Theme 4 Quality of Life and
                                                                                 Place supporting text and to
                                                                                 Part C. Clearer signposting
                                                                                 to the SEA Environmental
                                                                                 Report to be provided as
                                                                                 part of this.

South Downs Society – no                 Agree that this needs to be             Additional supporting text to
commitment to mitigation of              considered within Part B.               be provided on this in Theme
Hampshire’s contribution to carbon                                               4 “Quality of Life and Place”.
emissions.

Priority L deplore wording. No           Wording of Policy L is felt to be       Priority L to be broadened to
commitment to reducing carbon            pragmatic approach to climate           include air quality.
targets.                                 change, but will be broadened to
                                         encompass air quality.

Campaign to Protect Rural England        Agree that this needs to be             Supporting text on Theme 4
– priorities do not address effect of    considered within Part B.               to be amended to cover
transport on the landscape /                                                     importance of protecting
character of Hampshire.                                                          habitats and how traffic
                                                                                 affects landscape.

Does not include safety on rural         HCC committed to safety on all          Add text to rural sections of
roads.                                   Hampshire’s roads as set out in         Parts D and E to highlight
                                         Priority C.                             importance of improving
                                                                                 safety, particularly for non-
                                                                                 motorised users.

Hampshire Countryside Access             Noted. This level of detail is best     Add text to rural sections of
Forum – Needs to take into account       addressed at the area transport         Parts D and E to highlight
non-motorised users of rural roads.      strategy level.                         importance of improving
                                                                                 safety, particularly for non-
                                                                                 motorised users.

More emphasis needed on                  Priority N covers this adequately.      No changes proposed for
sustainable links between urban and                                              reasons given.
rural areas.

Association between health and well      Noted. This level of detail would fit   Add text on this to “Transport
being and access to the countryside      best within Part C.                     and Health” section of Part
needs to be made. Benefit for those                                              C.
in rural areas as well as urban.

No strategic recognition of the likely   Noted. This level of detail would fit   Add text on this to “Transport
increase in recreational use of the      best within Part C.                     and Health” section of Part
countryside.                                                                     C.




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Respondent name & main                  HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                          section in light of this
                                                                                comment
New Forest Access Forum – Priority      Noted. Current emphasis on              No changes proposed for
N suggest using ‘particularly’ and      cycling is felt to be about right.      reasons given.
not ‘principally

Railfuture Wessex – BRT not a           Noted. BRT is more flexible than        No changes proposed for
good transport option, rail or light    heavy or light rail, and lower cost.    reasons given.
rail is more efficient and popular.     It will be looked at where a good
                                        business case exists.

CTC North Hampshire – Priority B:       Yes, pedestrians too.                   No changes proposed.
do existing transport networks focus
on cyclists as well as motorists?
Priority E: what new technologies?      These are listed.                       No changes proposed.
Priority M: what are the smarter        Sustainable modes of travel,            Add supporting text under
choices?                                working from home, lift sharing,        Theme 3 (clarifying what is
                                        personalised journey planning,          encompassed by term
                                        travel plans                            “Smarter Choices”).
Priority N: why only in urban areas?    Priority N suggests that most (not      No changes proposed.
Only one mention of cycling in the      all) investment in walking and
whole document.                         cycling will be targeted in urban
                                        areas – because it can make the
                                        greatest contribution to tackling
                                        congestion, improving health etc.
                                        Current emphasis on cycling is felt
                                        to be about right.

New Forest Cycle Working Group –        Priority A is for all road users, not   Priority C to be reworded so
Priority A: safety improvements         just motorists. However, agree          that focus is on improving
should be for all road users not just   that Priority C wording implies this    road safety for all road users
motorists.                              is focused on motorists – and this      (of which speed
                                        needs to be addressed.                  management of vehicles is
                                                                                one dimension).
Priority B: Capacity management,        Priority B covers all road users,       No changes proposed for
should take account of non-             not just motorised users.               reasons given.
motorised users.
Priority C: more emphasis needed        HCC committed to safety on all          Add text to rural sections of
on speed management on rural            Hampshire’s roads as set out in         Parts D and E to highlight
roads.                                  Priority C.                             importance of improving
                                                                                safety, particularly for non-
                                                                                motorised users.
Priority I & M: why the special place   HCC has a statutory duty to             Add supporting text under
given to schools over places of         provide home to school transport.       Theme 2 (to explain
work, shops, colleges etc. Need to      Travel planning is encompassed          importance of Priority I) and
roll out use of travel plans. Smarter   within Priority M.                      under Theme 3 (clarifying
choices should be a priority in its                                             what is encompassed by
own right.                                                                      term “Smarter Choices”).

Priority N: greater emphasis on         Wording of N, states investment         No changes proposed for
cycling in rural areas needed.          will be focussed on urban areas,        reasons given.
                                        but not exclusively.

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Respondent name & main                   HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                           section in light of this
                                                                                 comment
CTC North – Priority A: safety           Priority A is for all road users, not   Priority C to be reworded so
improvements should be for all road      just motorists. However, agree          that focus is on improving
users not just motorists.                that Priority C wording implies this    road safety for all road users
                                         is focused on motorists – and this      (of which speed
                                         needs to be addressed.                  management of vehicles is
                                                                                 one dimension).
Priority B: Capacity management,         Priority B covers all road users,       No changes proposed for
should take account of non-              not just motorised users.               reasons given.
motorised users.
Priority C: more emphasis needed         HCC committed to safety on all          Add text to rural sections of
on speed management on rural             Hampshire’s roads as set out in         Parts D and E to highlight
roads.                                   Priority C.                             importance of improving
                                                                                 safety, particularly for non-
                                                                                 motorised users.
Priority I & M: why the special place    HCC has a statutory duty to             Add supporting text under
given to schools over places of          provide home to school transport.       Theme 2 (to explain
work, shops, colleges etc. Need to       Travel planning is encompassed          importance of Priority I) and
roll out use of travel plans. Smarter    within Priority M.                      under Theme 3 (clarifying
choices should be a priority in its                                              what is encompassed by
own right.                                                                       term “Smarter Choices”).

Priority N: greater emphasis on          Wording of N, states investment         No changes proposed for
cycling in rural areas needed.           will be focussed on urban areas,        reasons given.
                                         but not exclusively.

CTC Central Hampshire –                  Noted. Current wording makes it         No changes proposed for
Priority A: add ‘for all road users’     clear that Priority A is for all road   reasons given.
                                         users, not just motorists.

Priority B: add ‘for all road users’     Noted. Priority B covers all road       No changes proposed for
                                         users, not just motorised users.        reasons given.

Priority C: priority should take         Agree that this point needs to be       Priority C to be reworded so
account of needs of non-motorised        made.                                   that focus is on improving
users.                                                                           road safety for all road users
                                                                                 (of which speed
                                                                                 management of vehicles is
                                                                                 one dimension).
Priority I: should include travel to     HCC has a statutory duty to             Add supporting text under
work, shops and not just to school.      provide home to school transport.       Theme 2 (to explain
                                         Travel planning is encompassed          importance of Priority I) and
                                         within Priority M.                      under Theme 3 (clarifying
                                                                                 what is encompassed by
                                                                                 term “Smarter Choices”).

Priority N: cycling should not just be   Wording of N, states investment         No changes proposed for
seen as an urban activity. Benefits      will be focussed on urban areas,        reasons given.
of cycling not just in terms of health   but not exclusively.
but also congestion and
sustainability.


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Respondent name & main                     HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                             section in light of this
                                                                                   comment
CTC Right to Ride Representative           Noted. The emphasis accorded to         No changes proposed for
Havant area – cycling could have a         cycling (including the focus on         reasons given.
positive impact on all other priorities.   shorter urban journeys – such as
N why is cycling only an alternative       those of 5km or less) is about
to short journeys and who defines          right.
what constitutes short?
Plan contains no target to increase        Noted. Potential indicators to          No changes proposed for
cycle use.                                 measure LTP3 against are being          reasons given.
                                           considered, and will form part of
                                           the final LTP.
Alternative message could be               Suggestion noted. The emphasis          No changes proposed for
‘cycling is a viable alternative to        accorded to cycling is considered       reasons given.
other forms of transport, and helps        to be about right. Part C highlights
reduce congestion, pollution and           the health benefits of active travel
carbon levels. Also has health             modes such as cycling.
benefits for the cyclist. HCC is
committed to improving facilities and
infrastructure for cyclists’.

Rushmoor Cycle Forum – need for            Noted. This level of detail is too      No changes proposed for
user hierarchy favouring                   great for Part B.                       reasons given.
pedestrians, cyclists and public
transport over the car.
Should introduce 20mph limit on all        Speed management is addressed           No changes proposed for
residential streets.                       in Priority C. Key criteria for speed   reasons given.
                                           limit reduction will be casualty
                                           reduction.

Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older          Noted. This issue is covered in         No changes proposed for
People’s Forum – no mention of             more depth in Part C “Transport         reasons given.
needs of the elderly.                      and meeting the needs of older
                                           people”. Priority G outlines HCC’s
                                           commitment to providing transport
                                           to enable independent living for
                                           elderly residents.

WinAcc – climate change only               Level of emphasis accorded to           No changes proposed for
mentioned twice. Priorities B & L          this is considered to be about right    reasons given.
inadequate no targets for reduction        within Part B. Issue is also
of carbon levels.                          covered in Parts A and C. Overall
                                           the LTP3 addresses this issue
                                           satisfactorily.
Winchester Friends of the Earth –          View noted. Emphasis accorded           No changes proposed for
Theme 1:                                   to safety improvement within Part       reasons given.
Priority A: Commitment to safety           B as a whole is about right. It is
improvement too weak.                      also addressed under Theme 2.

Theme 2:                                   Noted. Part A makes it clear that       No changes proposed for
Priority B: wrong emphasis the             role of HCC is to improve travel        reasons given.
problem is too much traffic answer         options, enabling people to make
reduce it.                                 own decisions about if or how to
                                           travel, potentially reducing traffic

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Respondent name & main                   HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                          section in light of this
                                                                                comment
Winchester Friends of the Earth                                                 Priority C to be reworded so
(cont.)                                  Accept that road safety should be      that focus is on improving
Priority C: Should be given greater      given greater prominence than          road safety (of which speed
emphasis.                                speed management.                      management of vehicles is
                                                                                one dimension).
Priority D: feel park & ride is          Noted. HCC view is that Park and       No changes proposed for
ineffective in meeting its aims and is   Ride offers benefits of reducing       reasons given.
very expensive.                          congestion and improved air
                                         quality, which outweigh the costs.
Theme 3: Priorities F to J: these are    View noted. HCC view is that           No changes proposed for
weak, more funding needed for            these are not weak. Wording of F       reasons given.
modal shift.                             and H, reflects fact that most
                                         control rests with private operators
                                         and Network Rail. Funding will be
                                         addressed in Implementation Plan
Theme 4: Priority K: need statement      View noted. Accept that is not         Wording of Priority K to be
of street priority. Need too transfer    clear what is meant by Priority K.     revised to make meaning
public subsidy from the car to public    Public transport services are not      clearer.
transport.                               controlled by HCC.
Priority L: targets for carbon           Wording of Policy L is felt to be      Wording of Priority L to be
reduction have been set nationally       pragmatic approach to climate          revised to incorporate air
HCC needs to help meet them.             change, but will be broadened to       quality.
                                         encompass air quality.
Priority N: reduction of speed and       View noted. HCC view is that           No changes proposed for
new priority for streets will            investment in infrastructure for       reasons given.
encourage modal shift without the        pedestrians and cyclists is
need for costly infrastructure.          needed.

Cllr Ashton (EHDC) – sustainable         Level of emphasis given to             No changes proposed for
transport given a low profile and        sustainable transport modes is felt    reasons given.
priority.                                to be about right. All priorities
                                         apart from A,B & C (top priorities)
                                         are accorded equal importance.
Theme 2 –no indication of level of       Agree that information about likely    Part C to be broadened to
increase so no basis for planning.       increases in traffic levels would      include forecast increases in
                                         provide useful background context      traffic levels.
Does not indicate if HCC will            Speed management is addressed          No changes proposed for
support 20mph zones.                     in Priority C The key criteria for     reasons given.
                                         speed limit reduction will be
                                         casualty reduction.

Cllr Cubitt (BDBC) – key issues for      Noted. Speed management is             No changes proposed for the
residents are speed management.          addressed by Priority C.               reasons given.

Upgrade J7 of M3 and resurface J6        The Highways Agency is                 No changes proposed for the
to J7 with quiet road surface.           responsible for the M3.                reasons given.




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Respondent name & main                  HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                          section in light of this
                                                                                comment
Cllr Comber (EHDC) – Priority A         Noted. Rights of Way                    No changes proposed for the
must include all rights of way.         Improvements are addressed by           reasons given.
                                        the Rights of Way Improvement
                                        Plan, which is referenced in the
                                        LTP3.

Priority C: speed management            Speed management for all roads          No changes proposed for the
especially important in rural areas.    is addressed in Priority C.             reasons given.

Priority N: walking and cycling just    Wording of N, states investment         No changes proposed for the
as important in rural areas.            will be focussed principally on         reasons given.
                                        urban areas, but not exclusively.

Cllr Roberts (RBC) – plan is short      Noted. Vision in its current form       No changes proposed for
sighted and does not tackle the         covers what HCC aims to achieve         reason stated.
main issues which will become           in the short, medium and long
increasingly important with time.       term and is felt to be a pragmatic
Needs to be more radical.               outlook reflecting funding restraint.

Beech Parish Council – little           Parts D and E of LTP refer to           No changes proposed for
mention made to haulage. Need to        haulage. HCC is working on a            reasons given.
encourage local supply to reduce        Freight Strategy as a supporting
need to transport goods.                document to LTP3 setting out
                                        approach to all forms of freight.

Botley Parish Council – Priority F:     HCC does not decide on types of         No changes proposed for
work with bus operators to provide      buses or service frequencies.           reasons given.
buses of varying sizes , more buses     Private bus operators decide on
an hour.                                these issues, according to what
                                        will be commercially viable.

Priorities J & M increase use of        HCC will continue to work in            No changes proposed for
public transport.                       partnership with bus operators to       reasons given.
                                        seek to improve the attractiveness
                                        of bus services.

Need for a by-pass round Botley.        Noted. This issue is too detailed       No changes proposed for
                                        for inclusion in Part B – it is         reasons given.
                                        addressed in Part F (South
                                        Hampshire Area Strategy)
Ellingham Harbridge & Ibsley Parish     Part B applies to the whole of          No changes proposed for
Council – policy needs to be clearer    Hampshire. The three Area               reasons given.
as to how it effects different areas.   Strategies (Parts D, E & F)
                                        provide more locally focussed
                                        approaches.
Fleet Town Council – HCC needs to       Noted. Ensuring that transport          No changes proposed.
look at reducing scheme costs,          schemes offer good value for
through reviewing engineering           money is very important.
standards.
Insufficient recognition that rail      Priority H is worded to reflect         No changes proposed for
transport is at capacity at peak        HCC’s lack of control of rail           reasons given.
hours.                                  investment (Network Rail).
More emphasis needed on the             Emphasis is about right. Priority N     No changes proposed for
impact of the school run.               encompasses the school run.             reasons given.
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Respondent name & main                  HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                         section in light of this
                                                                               comment
Hound Parish Council – Priority B:      Supporting text under heading          No changes proposed for
wording too general needs to be         “Theme 2” provides additional          reasons given.
more specific.                          detail.

Priority F: buses should be given       Priority F is worded to reflect        No changes proposed for
more impact, smart cards and real-      HCC’s lack of control of bus           reasons given.
time information.                       services. Smart cards and real
                                        time is covered in Priority E.

Priority I: need to reduce impact of    Emphasis is about right. Priority N    No changes proposed for
the school run.                         encompasses the school run.            reasons given.

Cllr Houghton (Hedge End TC) -          These issues will be covered in        No changes proposed for
lack of transport in Hedge End for      more local plans and programmes        reasons given.
the elderly.                            but are too detailed for a long-term
                                        strategy.
Longstock Parish Council – Priority     Noted. Speed management is             No changes proposed for
C: a considered approach to traffic     addressed in Priority C. The key       reasons given.
speeds needed. Possibly reduce          criteria for speed limit reduction
speeds in built up areas and            will be casualty reduction.
villages.
                                        HCC will continue to work in
Priority G: improvement to              partnership with voluntary sector      No changes proposed for
community transport in rural areas      to improve and maintain services       reasons given.
essential.                              and support community transport.

Liss Parish Council – provision of      Noted. Disagree. Priorities F and      No changes proposed for
bus services too focused on urban       G apply across Hampshire, and          reasons given.
south Hampshire. Strategy must          include rural areas. Bus services
take account of the need in rural       are mostly run on a commercial
areas. Possible bus network hubs        basis. HCC support for rural areas
needed e.g. at Alton or Petersfield.    must offer value for money.

Lindford Parish Council – Priority H:   Noted. This is too detailed for Part   No changes proposed for
need for a rail link to Bordon /        B. Part E section of Whitehill         reasons given.
Whitehill.                              Bordon states that feasibility study
                                        is currently underway to see if rail
                                        link is viable & affordable.
Minstead Parish Council – Priority G    Noted. Disagree. HCC does              No changes proposed for
leaves rural communities to look        actively support Community             reasons given.
after themselves. No commitment         Transport sector and is working to
from HCC.                               encourage better broadband
                                        provision.
Nursling & Rownhams Parish              Agree that Priority K needs better     Consider rewording Priority
Council – what is manual for            clarification of terminology used.     K to defining manual for
streets?                                                                       streets.
Petersfield Town Council – Priority     Funding will be covered within         No changes proposed for
B: how is this to be achieved? No       future LTP Implementation Plans.       reasons given.
indication of funding.
Priority F: assumption that car will    Current emphasis on public and         No changes proposed for
remain dominant. Does not take into     community transport is felt to be      reasons given.
account needs of elderly in rural       about right. Needs of elderly
areas. Not enough on public and         people are considered in Part C.
community transport.
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Respondent name & main                  HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                         section in light of this
                                                                               comment
Resident of Alresford – Priority A:     HCC not planning to invest in dual     No changes proposed for
need dual carriageway roads             carriageways as it would be            reasons given.
between towns.                          unaffordable and unacceptable
                                        environmentally.
                                                                               Theme 3 Supporting text to
Priority H: what partners?              Rail operators such as South-          be expanded explain of who
                                        West Trains.                           partners are.

Priority M: provision of broadband is   Agree. But HCC can play a              No changes proposed for
not the job of HCC.                     lobbying role to encourage             reasons given.
                                        telecommunications providers to
                                        invest in improvements.
Resident of Farnborough – need          HCC committed to working in            No changes proposed for
integrated transport.                   partnership with bus and rail          reasons given.
                                        operators to improve integration
                                        between services (Priority J).
Resident of Andover – strategy          Peak oil is referenced in Part A       No changes proposed for
needs to take account of peak oil by    (Vision). The priorities are           reasons given.
2050.                                   considered to be relevant and
                                        appropriate up to 2031.
Resident of Lyndhurst – Priority E      Noted. Disagree. HCC has no            No changes proposed for
need to develop strategy of charging    plans to consider charging             reasons given.
motorists commuting through the         motorists that are commuting
New Forest.                             through the New Forest.

Resident of Waltham Chase – Need        Noted. Protecting character of         No changes proposed for
to provide alternative routes for       village communities may mean it        reasons given.
vulnerable users.                       is not practical to provide off-road
Signs for cycle lanes and their         routes. Priority A includes
maintenance are poor.                   maintenance of cycle lanes etc.

Resident of Fareham – need to start     These are decisions for rail           No changes proposed for
putting back defunct rail stations to   industry, who is responsible for       reasons given.
reduce the need for car travel.         stations and rail services.

Resident of Fleet 1 – need to           Priorities F and P are not             No changes proposed for
consider the schools strategy to        restricted to South Hampshire.         reasons given.
reduce the need for travel to school.   Priority O reflects the need to
Priority O: why only south              provide high quality public
Hampshire? North Hampshire has          transport services to reflect
weakest public transport.               complex polycentric nature of
                                        travel patterns.
Priority P: HCC supported the           Noted. Such detail is inappropriate    No changes proposed for
Pyestock megashed it must now           in a high-level strategic document.    reason stated.
mitigate its affects.                   Investment will be made to
                                        mitigate impacts of HGV
                                        movements.
Resident of Bramshill – reduce          See Priority C speed limit             No changes proposed for
speed limits on rural roads. More       reductions will be made on the         reason stated.
S.I.D.s are needed.                     basis of casualty reduction.
Resident of Eastleigh – more could      Noted. Emphasis on supporting          No changes proposed for
be done to reduce the number of         sustainable travel is felt to be       reason stated.
cars on the road. Issue of parents      about right. Priority N
driving their children to school.       encompasses the school run.
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Respondent name & main                   HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                           section in light of this
                                                                                 comment
Resident of Rushmoor – supports          Noted.                                  No changes proposed.
maintenance.

Priority E,F at expense of what? Too     Noted. Disagree. Supporting text        No changes proposed for
woolly.                                  provides additional detail.             reason stated.

H unrealistic no-one will build new      Priority H considered to be             No changes proposed for
rail lines.                              pragmatic. Re-opening of rail lines     reason stated.
                                         remains a long-term aspiration.

Priority I dealing with the school run   Noted.                                  No changes proposed.
is a high priority.

N: resident does not support cycling.    Noted.                                  No changes proposed.
Resident of Basingstoke – new            Noted. Agree. This is reflected in      No changes proposed for
development must be provided with        wording of Theme 5 (and priorities      reason stated.
supporting travel infrastructure, to     O and P).
reduce car use.
Resident of Four Marks – C A31           Noted. Such detail is inappropriate     No changes proposed for
Four Marks & 30mph. Painted mini-        in a high-level strategic document.     reason stated.
roundabout at Telegraph Lane and
new housing should slow traffic.

Resident (unspecified location) –        HCC awaits the publication of the       No changes proposed for
Priority C do not think Parish           Localism & Decentralisation Bill to     reason stated.
Councils should control A roads of       clarify what powers can be
national importance.                     devolved. HCC not expecting such
                                         big devolution of responsibilities to
                                         Parish Councils.
Some speed limits imposed are too        Priority C (speed management)           No changes proposed for
low.                                     does not propose higher speed           reason stated.
                                         limits, for road safety reasons.
Resident of Alton 1 – public and         Noted. Priorities F, G, H and J         No changes proposed for
community transport needs to be          seek to do this.                        reason stated.
made more attractive to get people
out of their cars.
Priority N: needs joined up thinking     Noted. HCC willing to work with         No changes proposed for
collaboration with CTC.                  such organisations to explore           reason stated.
                                         ways of working together to
                                         increase cycling.

More people first streetscapes and       Speed management is addressed           No changes proposed for
20mph zones.                             in Priority C The key criteria for      reason stated.
                                         speed limit reduction will be
                                         casualty reduction.

Resident of Gosport 1 – are our          Yes. Comments have all been             No changes proposed for
views going to be used and what          logged and responses to every           reason stated.
weight do they carry?                    comment developed. Stakeholder
                                         views will be accorded more
                                         weight than members of the public
                                         (as latter not statistically
                                         significant).

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Respondent name & main                   HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                           section in light of this
                                                                                 comment
Resident of Bramley 1 – buses            Noted. HCC does not control bus         No changes proposed for
should receive the greatest share of     services, which are run by private      reason stated.
public expenditure.                      operators, mostly on a commercial
                                         basis. Of the funding for transport,
                                         there is strongest public support
                                         for investing this in highway
                                         maintenance. Investing it in buses
                                         is not realistic.
Resident of Petersfield 1 – Priority C   Noted. Consideration of                 No changes proposed for
limit car access to town centres.        restrictions on movements of cars       reason stated.
                                         within town centres should be at
                                         more local level than this LTP.

Priority H improve access at             Noted. Agree that this point needs      Reference to station travel
stations.                                to come across.                         plans and improving access
                                                                                 to be added to Theme 3
                                                                                 supporting text or Priority H.

Priority L essential to reduce           Noted.                                  No changes proposed
transport emissions.
Resident of Farnborough 1 –              Noted. This was not the intention.      No changes proposed
consultation format too time             By dividing the LTP Strategy into
consuming, designed to put people        six (concise) sections, this was
off responding.                          intended to allow people to
                                         respond only to those sections of
                                         most interest to them.

Resident of Andover 2 – reducing         Noted. Priority C is about              No changes proposed for
speed limits only increases journey-     encouraging safer road user             reason stated.
time and leads to greater                behaviour, and adherence to
congestion.                              existing speed limits.

 Increased broadband speeds will         Noted. Fast internet availability       No changes proposed for
only lead to more online shopping        also would enable people to work        reason stated.
and therefore deliveries by road.        regularly from home, negating the
                                         need to travel to work, thus
                                         reducing congestion.

Resident of Test Valley 1 – improve      Noted. Priority A will seek to invest   No changes proposed for
the quality of repairs to the road.      in highway maintenance.                 reason stated.
Remove road furniture and signs          Sign and street furniture de-
from the highway.                        cluttering is part of Priority K, and
                                         is re-iterated at Area Strategy
                                         level.

Resident of Fordingbridge 1 –            Noted. Part B does take account         No changes proposed for
Priorities K, M and N: rural as well     of rural (M and N not just urban).      reason stated.
as urban streetscapes need               Issues also addressed in Parts D
consideration.                           and E. Priority K is likely to be
                                         applied mainly in new
                                         developments due to high cost of
                                         retrofitting principles to existing
                                         streetscapes (urban or rural).


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Respondent name & main                    HCC response to comment                  Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                             section in light of this
                                                                                   comment
Resident of Hayling Island 1 – need       Priority N seeks to invest in            No changes proposed for
proper cycle network. Make                cycling improvements, which              reason stated.
footpaths dual use.                       could involve shared-use paths.

20mph zones around schools.               This is an option that could be          No changes proposed for
                                          progressed within future                 reason stated.
                                          Implementation Plans.

Resident (unspecified location 5) –       Away from main routes it is              No changes proposed for
Priority F: not just main routes could    difficult to increase patronage of       reason stated.
be grown but rural routes.                bus services, due to low demand.

Priority O: define premium public         Agree that this is jargon that has       Explanation of what is meant
transport provision.                      not been explained.                      by this to be added to O.

Priority N: TAP’s should each look        Noted. Consideration will be given       No changes proposed for
to develop a comprehensive cycle          to cycle network improvements as         reason stated.
network. Need for a study on              part of TAPs. This is too detailed
feasibility of inter-urban cycle          to be included in an LTP Strategy.
routes.

Resident of Hythe 1 – not enough          Priority C covers speed                  No changes proposed for
on improvement to traffic flows           management. This is for road             reason stated.
through speed regulation.                 safety reasons rather than to
                                          improve traffic flows.
Resident of Winchester 5 – Priority       Supporting text provides an
A: seeks clarification on definition of   explanation.
resilient and efficient.
Priority D: again clarification sought.   Supporting text provides an
                                          explanation.

Priority E: question the need for this    Noted. HCC believes that
as a priority. Policy not technology is   technology is part of the solution.
what’s needed.
Priority F: LTP fails to put              Noted. Emphasis given to                 No changes proposed for
sustainable public transport at the       sustainable transport is                 reasons stated.
core of its priorities. Modal shift       considered to be about right.
needs to be given greater                 Improving travel choice is
prominence.                               important part of strategy.
Priority L: Climate change                Climate change is taken seriously
commitment needs to be given more         and is referred to in Parts A, B and
than mere lip-service.                    C.
Priority M: HCC should aim to make        Noted. Cycling improvements will
all roads safe for walkers and            take various forms.
cyclists rather than try and
segregate these off.
Term sustainable development              Agree that this would be helpful.        A glossary will be provided,
needs to be defined within the                                                     including a definition of this
document.                                                                          term

Resident of Winchester 6 – not            Noted. Level of emphasis                 No changes proposed for
enough on carbon reduction.               accorded to carbon reduction             reasons stated.
                                          (Priority L) is felt to be about right
                                          and pragmatic.
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Respondent name & main                HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                       section in light of this
                                                                             comment
Resident of Winchester 7 – Modal      Noted. HCC will work with bus          No changes proposed for
shift can be achieved by tactical     operators through QBPs on main         reasons stated.
investment in bus and cycle           bus routes and concentrate
infrastructure in those areas where   investment in cycling infrastructure
change is most likely.                on urban areas with best potential
                                      for strong take up.




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 Part C – Suggested amendments to draft LTP3 ‘Wider Challenges and Policy Context’ to be
 made in light of stakeholder and respondent feedback received through the consultation
 process

Q5: Do you have any comments on the content of Part C? Has anything important been
omitted?

 Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment               Change to be made to
 comments (paraphrased)                                                       Policy Context section in
                                                                              light of this comment
                                                                              which (along with
                                                                              background context) will
                                                                              form a ‘chapter’ of LTP3
 Hampshire Chamber of                   Agree with need for reference.        Add reference to Town
 Commerce – Part C Q5 needs to                                                Access Plans
 mention TAP’s and acknowledge
 how these input into the LTP
 Transport Alliance – emphasis on       Agree need for reference              Add reference to LEPs.
 emerging LEP’s is essential.
 Natural England – LTP does not         Noted. This LTP is based on a         Additional text to be added
 contain the evidence base upon         wide range of existing research,      on “How this LTP was
 which its assessment of the            government data, forecasts on         developed”, which will
 impact of travel on the natural        future transport trends and growth    cover evidence used in
 environment is made.                   of ports.                             formulating the LTP.

 Transport and health concentrates      Noted. Green infrastructure is        Additional text to be added
 on impact of traffic rather than       covered by LDFs and ROWIP             to Part B to explain how
 creating green corridors people        HCC has decided to align LTP3         rights of way issues have
 would use. Wish to see a coherent      with ROWIP’s so while separate        been dealt with.
 strategy to promote healthy            from each other they are
 options such as walking and            complementary.
 cycling, and promote green
 infrastructure networks linking with
 the countryside. How is ROWIP
 linked to LTP3?
 East Hampshire District Council –      Yes. Links with SCS will be made      Links with SCS will be
 is the Hampshire Sustainable           more clearly in reworded chapter.     made more clearly in
 Community Strategy (SCS) still                                               reworded chapter.
 maintained?
 Does the strategy address the          Yes – the ageing population is        No changes proposed for
 increased demand for community         recognised in Part C, and in Part     reasons given.
 transport by an ageing population.     B Priority G. Other comment
 More emphasis needed on                noted. This is already addressed
 sustainable transport to school.       by Part B, Priorities, I, M & N.

 Eastleigh Borough Council –            This is already addressed by Part     No changes proposed for
 would like to see mention to Safer     B, Priorities, I, M & N. As well as   reasons given.
 Routes to School & School Travel       continuing to fund through LTP,
 Planning. Would not wish to see        scope exists to include these
 this work compromised through          areas within future Local
 lack of funding.                       Sustainable Transport Fund bids.

 Fareham Borough Council – could        Our view is that the current          No changes proposed for
 do more the promote walking,           emphasis given to public              reasons given.
 cycling and public transport.          transport, walking and cycling is
                                        about right (covered in Part B).

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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                        Policy Context section in
                                                                              light of this comment
Winchester City Council –              Our view is that the current           No changes proposed for
insufficient emphasis on rural         emphasis given to transport and        reasons given.
areas and market towns. Does not       travel needs of rural areas given
meet needs of rural non-car users      within the LTP as a whole is about
e.g. the young and elderly.            right.

New Forest National Park               Noted and agreed.                      Section on Transport & the
Authority – would like to see                                                 Environment to be
reference to protected landscapes                                             amended to cover
under transport and the                                                       importance of protected
environment.                                                                  landscapes.

LTP3 might consider priority for       The allocation of capital funding is   Text added to Part A to
capital funding for areas such as      an issue that will be addressed        cover this.
the national parks which generate      within future Implementation
little development.                    Plans.

HCC has not explained why              HCC has decided to align LTP3          Additional text to be added
ROWIP not integrated into LTP3.        with ROWIP’s so while separate         to Part B to explain how
                                       from each other they are               ROW issues have been
                                       complementary.                         dealt with.
South Downs National Park              Agree need for reference.              Add reference under
Authority – needs to acknowledge                                              Planning & Policy Context.
that SDNPA will be producing an
LDF.
Associated British Ports               Accept that more detail about role     Add additional text on role
(Southampton) – “Transport &           of routes providing access to          of strategic inter-urban
Economy” section of Part C             gateways is needed.                    network to Parts A, B & C
should be amended to reflect the
national economic importance of
reliable transport infrastructure
within Hampshire.

North Hampshire Enterprise             HCC is working on production of a      No changes proposed for
Andover – Plan should not neglect      Freight Strategy as a supporting       reason stated.
the needs of haulage and freight.      document on LTP3, which will set
                                       out approach to all forms of freight
                                       including HGV’s.
Confederation of Passenger             Noted. Our view is that the text       No changes proposed for
Transport – concerned by the           within Part C and the rest of the      reason stated.
implication that public transport is   LTP does not imply this.
only for the old, vulnerable and
disadvantaged.

Campaign to Protect Rural              Noted. More emphasis of this role      Additional text to be added
England – does not take account        has been added to part E.              to Part B Theme 3
of the recreational and tourist use                                           referring to role of tourist
of transport.                                                                 coaches.

Would like to see local                HCC will consider the implications     No changes proposed for
communities given greater control      of the localism & Decentralisation     reasons given.
over local speed limits.               Bill which should clarify what
                                       powers can be delegated to
                                       parishes.

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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment                Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                        Policy Context section in
                                                                              light of this comment
Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust –       Agree that a reference is needed.      Brief reference to be made
would like to see more than just       These issues are covered in more       in Transport and
climate change mentioned, e.g. air     detail within the SEA                  Environment section to air
pollution, land take, fragmentation,   Environmental Report and HRA           pollution, land take,
lighting and noise etc.                Screening Report.                      fragmentation, lighting and
                                                                              noise issues.

South Downs Society – Stern and        These documents are part of the        No changes proposed for
DaSTS mentioned but not carried        policy context. The LTP itself         reasons given.
into LTP. Lack of commitment to        reflects local priorities for
climate change.                        Hampshire. Reducing emissions is
                                       one of these priorities in Part B
                                       (Priority L)

ROWIP needs to be funded               HCC has decided to align LTP3          Additional text to be added
through LTP3.                          with ROWIP’s so while separate         to Part B to explain how
                                       from each other they are               ROW issues have been
                                       complementary.                         dealt with.
West Berkshire Council –               Agree. This reference would fit        Part A text to be revised to
partnership working with other         better in Part B rather than the       pick up this comment.
authorities should be                  Policy Context.
acknowledged.

Railfuture Wessex – lack               Noted. Part C is not the right place   No changes proposed for
emphasis on rail and parking at        for this. Covered by Part B            reasons given.
stations.                              (Priority H).
New Forest Cycle Working Group         Current emphasis given to cycling      No changes proposed for
– not enough is made of cycling        is about right.                        reasons given.
and cycling infrastructure.

CTC North Hampshire – Part C           Current emphasis given to cycling      No changes proposed for
contains no reference to cycling or    and walking is about right.            reasons given.
walking.

CTC Central Hampshire – lack of        Current emphasis given to cycling      No changes proposed for
priority given to cycling reduces it   is about right.                        reasons given.
opportunity to contribute to
sustainable travel.

Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older      Agree that adding these                “Transport and Older
People’s Forum – omits reference       references would be beneficial.        People” section to be
to concessionary travel, dial-a-ride                                          amended to include these
and hospital travel.                                                          aspects.

WinAcc – document sates how it         Reducing emissions covered             No changes proposed for
will adapt to changes in climate       under Priority L                       reasons given.
but does not mention how it will
mitigate its climate impact.

Winchester Friends of the Earth –      Noted. We disagree with this view.     No changes proposed for
little appreciation of the impending   The text in Part A suggests that       reasons given.
imperatives, HCC seems to think        “business as usual” is not a viable
when the economy improves it will      approach.
be business as usual.

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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                         Policy Context section in
                                                                               light of this comment
Cllr Ashton (EHDC) – companion         Noted.
document to Manual for Streets
does nothing to provide
engineering standards.
More needs too be done to tackle       Noted. Issues identified in             No changes proposed for
the congestion caused by the           Priorities I & N (Part B).              reasons given.
school run.
No mention of cycling to school        This is too detailed for Part C.
and need for cycle facilities at       Current emphasis given to cycling
schools.                               and walking in LTP as a whole is
                                       about right.

Cllr Comber (EHDC) – no                This is too detailed for Part C.        Reference to equestrians
reference to horse riders.                                                     to be added to Part E.

Cllr Roberts (RBC) – why is            Noted. HCC is already working to        No changes proposed for
strategy for sustainable               encourage sustainable                   reasons given.
development long-term? This            development through its’ approach
needs to be put in practice now.       to climate change.

HCC needs to investigate all           Agree.                                  Additional text will be
potential revenue streams.                                                     added to Part A to cover
                                                                               potential revenue streams.

Ellisfield Parish Council –            Part C is about the policy context.     No changes proposed for
document tries too hard to please      The LTP as a whole is about             reasons given.
everyone.                              delivering the right sorts of
                                       transport improvements to best
                                       meet the needs of Hampshire
                                       residents.

Economy - Question the inclusion       There are statutory obligations to      No changes proposed for
of equality of opportunity in          do this within the LTP.                 reasons given.
transport.

CO2 issue is inappropriate for local   Carbon reduction targets have           No changes proposed for
authorities, it is an issue for        been set by Central Government.         reasons given.
central government.                    It is up to local authorities to work
                                       with others to seek to realise
                                       these.

Environment – again questions          HCC view is that climate change         No changes proposed for
inclusion of carbon targets. And       is an issue that it needs to            reasons given.
questions the science behind           address through all plans and
many of the statements.                strategy documents.

Safety - Where does the figure of      The figure comes from the               No changes proposed for
a third come from?                     Government’s consultation               reasons given.
                                       document.

Doesn’t want street lighting in the    Noted. There are no plans to            No changes proposed for
village.                               introduce new street lighting within    reasons given.
                                       existing rural communities where it
                                       is not currently in place.

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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment                 Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                         Policy Context section in
                                                                               light of this comment
Ellisfield Parish Council (cont)       Noted.                                  No changes proposed for
Quality of Life – more work                                                    reasons given.
needed on manual for streets
approach.

Equality of Opportunity –              Noted. Covered by Priority K.           No changes proposed for
questions HCC’s approach to                                                    reasons given.
transport provision for the elderly.

Feels transport is being conflated     Noted. This is not the intention.       No changes proposed for
with welfare.                                                                  reasons given.

Minstead Parish Council – Part C       Noted. Our view is that the current     No changes proposed for
only solution given to rural           emphasis given to transport and         reasons given.
transport is community transport.      travel needs of rural areas given
As good as saying rural                within the LTP as a whole is about
communities have to look out for       right - covered in Part B (Priorities
themselves.                            G & M)

More support needed for                This is too detailed for Part C.        No changes proposed for
measures which will mitigate           Current emphasis given to cycling       reasons given.
effect of the school run.              and walking in LTP as a whole is
                                       about right – Part B (Priorities I, M
                                       and N).
                                                                               No changes proposed for
Over reliance on technology to         Noted. The text in Part A about         reasons given.
solve problem of carbon                carbon takes a broader view.
emissions.

Nursling & Rownhams Parish             Noted. Future implementation            No changes proposed for
Council – does not include any         plans will contain this information.    reasons given.
real plans or timescales.

Old Basing & Lychpit (Cllr Waller)     Noted. HCC continues to work in         No changes proposed for
– need to re-instate service           partnership with bus operators as       reasons given.
between Old Basing and Lychpit.        set out in Part B (Priority F).
Provision of easy access vehicles.

Petersfield Town Council – needs       This is too detailed for Part C.        No changes proposed for
to tackle the issue of the school      Current emphasis given to cycling       reasons given.
run.                                   and walking in LTP as a whole is
                                       about right – Part B (Priorities I, M
                                       and N).

Resident of Liphook – Feels East       Parts A to C deal with countywide       No changes proposed for
Hampshire is not given enough          common issues. Local East Hants         reasons given.
prominence in particular issues        issues are dealt with within the
around Liphook.                        other sections; Central and New
                                       Forest – Part E (covering Liphook)
                                       and South – Part F.




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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment               Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                       Policy Context section in
                                                                             light of this comment
Resident of Alresford – does not       Noted.                                No changes proposed for
support capacity increase of                                                 reasons given.
strategic network to accommodate
future traffic increase.

HCC needs to invest in dual            HCC is not planning investment in     No changes proposed for
carriageway roads between              dual carriageway roads because it     reasons given.
towns.                                 is both unaffordable &
                                       unacceptable in terms of
                                       environmental impact.

Imposing speed restrictions of         View noted. Evidence suggests         No changes proposed for
dual carriageway roads actually        that this is not necessarily the      reasons given.
causes increase in carbon              case.
emissions.
Resident of Overton – more             Noted. Covered under Part B           No changes proposed for
needed to tackle speeding on rural     (Priority C)                          reasons given.
roads such as fines.
Resident of Andover – plan does        Noted. HCC is committed to both       No changes proposed for
not take into account diminishing      mitigating and adapting to climate    reasons given.
oil supply or increased demand in      change (which incorporates
the future.                            consideration of supply and
                                       demand of oil).
Resident of Lyndhurst – action         Noted. Role of HCC is to improve      No changes proposed for
needed to deter use of 4x4             travel choice, not to dictate what    reasons given.
vehicles such as increased             vehicles individuals should buy/
parking charges.                       use. Larger private cars pay more
                                       road tax.
Resident (unspecified location) –      Noted. HCC view is that climate       No changes proposed for
wrong to put climate change at the     change is an issue that it needs to   reasons given.
heart of decision when there is no     address through all plans and
agreement as to what climate           strategy documents.
change is.

Resident of Romsey 1 – more            Noted. As part of Part B (Priority    No changes proposed for
education needed for cyclist and       C) HCC continues to support road      reasons given.
drivers to enable both to use the      safety education measures on
road network safely. Removing          Hampshire’s road network. There
the need to build costly cycle         is a role for continued investment
infrastructure.                        in cycle infrastructure.

Resident of Waltham Chase –            Improving integration is addressed    No changes proposed for
integrated transport between bus       in Part B Priorities, E&J             reasons given.
and rail.

Resident of Fleet 1 – people in        Noted. HCC continues to work in       No changes proposed for
Fleet rely on the car as the bus       partnership with bus operators as     reasons given.
service is so poor. As it is not       set out in Part B (Priority F).
used HCC reduces provision thus
reinforcing need of locals for their
cars.

Resident of Bramshill – no             This is too detailed for Part C.      Reference to equestrians
mention of horse riders.                                                     to be added to Part E.

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Respondent name & main                 HCC response to comment               Change to be made to
comments (paraphrased)                                                       Policy Context section in
                                                                             light of this comment
Resident of Rushmoor – clarify         Current text on resilience makes it   No changes proposed for
resilient Hampshire. Questions the     sufficiently clear what this means.   reasons given.
emphasis on climate change.            HCC view is that climate change
                                       is an issue that it needs to
                                       address through all plans and
                                       strategy documents.
Resident of Basingstoke 2 –            Role of HCC is not to dictate how     No changes proposed for
accept reality of increased car use    people should travel, simply to       reasons given.
and increase capacity.                 improve travel options and
                                       choices, to allow people who wish
                                       to do so to travel more
                                       sustainably.
Resident of Alton 1 – many             Noted. HCC wants to work with         No changes proposed for
alienated from community               the voluntary sector to improve       reasons given.
transport by inaccessible or           community transport provision
unavailable transport options.         (Part B – Priority G).
Resident of Winchester 2 – reduce      Noted. This is ultimately the         No changes proposed for
town centre car parking.               decision of District Councils as      reasons given.
                                       Local Planning Authority. Any
                                       such plans need to be taken
                                       forward as part of the Local
                                       Development Framework (LDF)
Resident of Fordingbridge 1 –          Noted. HCC has a statutory            LTP to be reviewed once
LTP3 should be postponed until         obligation to produce an LTP by       Decentralisation and
central government publishes its       31 March 2011. HCC will consider      Localism Bill is published.
plans for local government.            whether to make changes in light
                                       of the Decentralisation and
                                       Localism Bill, when this is
                                       published.
Resident of Winchester 5 – Part C      Noted. HCC has sought to              No changes proposed for
unrealistic. HCC still sees a future   balance the challenges ahead          reasons given.
where things can only get better.      facing the economy environment
                                       and society.




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Part D – Suggested amendments to draft North Hampshire Area Strategy to be made in light of
stakeholder and respondent feedback received through the consultation process

Q7: Any comments on the suggested approach in Part D / has anything important been omitted?

    Respondent & Main Comments                HCC response to                Change to be made to
                                              comment                        North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                             this comment
    Transport Alliance – would like to see  This is covered in Part B by     Make reference to
    flexible work patterns and integrated   Priorities J and M. HCC is       supporting workplace
    transport introduced.                   leading by example on            travel planning and
                                            flexible working and is          interchange improvements
                                            encouraging this and             as delivery options within
                                            innovative business-led          “Growth Areas” section.
                                            solutions to travel in
                                            businesses as part of
                                            workplace travel planning.
    Natural England – Would like to see     HCC is working closely with      No changes to this chapter
    more detailed consideration on levels Local Planning Authorities,        are proposed for the
    of future growth and the infrastructure who are at varying stages        reasons given.
    to support this.                        in the development of Local
                                            Development Frameworks
                                            (LDFs). This level of detail
                                            is best addressed by LDFs
                                            (which will include
                                            Infrastructure Delivery
                                            Plans).

    Would like to see grater emphasis on      Noted. Green Infrastructure    References to role of
    development of a multifunctional          is also covered by LDFs        Green Infrastructure to be
    green infrastructure.                     and Rights of Way              added.
                                              Improvement Plans.

    BAP priority habitats & species where     Noted.                         Additional reference to be
    close to the road network should be                                      made to these habitats in
    mentioned in the characteristics and                                     this section.
    challenges section.
    Basingstoke & Deane Borough               Accept that adding this        Make reference to this
    Council – would like to see mention       reference would be helpful.    issue within Inter-Urban
    of peak-time capacity problems on                                        (roads) section.
    rural roads e.g. A339 A340 A33 A339
    A287 and B3400
    Hart District Council – would like        Noted. School travel and       No changes to this chapter
    more detail on the planned locations      Smarter Choices measures       are proposed for the
    of electric vehicle charging points and   are included in Part B         reasons given.
    mention of School Travel Plans            (Priorities I and M). This
                                              level of detail is too great
                                              for a long-term strategy.
                                              These issues will be
                                              covered in more local plans
                                              and programmes.

    HDC has yet to confirm Fleet as a         Noted.                         Make changes to text to
    centre of growth and the status of                                       reflect this.
    other towns (e.g Hook) within the
    Borough needs clarification.



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Respondent & Main Comments                HCC response to                 Change to be made to
                                          comment                         North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                          this comment
Rushmoor Borough Council – would          HCC has been consulted          Review text to ensure
like to see a strategy drawn up in        on Surrey LTP3, and has         cross-boundary issues in
partnership with adjoining authorities    considered cross-boundary       Blackwater Valley are
such as Surrey                            issues as part of this.         properly acknowledged.
                                          Surrey and adjoining
                                          authorities to Hampshire
                                          were all consulted on LTP3.
Reference to Aldershot and                Agree with need for             Add these as delivery
Farnborough TAP’s needed                  reference.                      options.
North Hampshire Enterprise Andover        This is addressed in Part B     No changes to this chapter
– Part D does not mention broadband       of the Strategy (Priority M).   are proposed for the
improvements, which would enable                                          reasons given.
staff to work at home
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife        Accept that text on page 1      Text in Challenges and
Trust – clarity needed on how the         about this study needs          Characteristics section to
DaSTS Thames Valley Study fits            updating.                       be revised and updated.
within LTP3
South West Trains – would support         Noted, HCC keen to play a       No changes to this chapter
improved station and bus/rail             supporting role in helping      are proposed for the
interchange facilities at stations as     train operators to improve      reasons given.
this will aid modal shift. Believes       attractiveness of rail.
there are further opportunities for
passenger growth at Grateley,
Whitchurch and Overton.
Confederation of Passenger                This is an issue of detail      No changes to this chapter
Transport - would like to see the         that is best considered by      are proposed for the
issue of coach drop off points in         local plans & programmes        reasons given.
Andover addressed                         not a long-term strategy.
Campaign to Protect Rural England –       Priorities noted. Emphasis      No changes to this chapter
need greater emphasis on de-              on these within the chapter     are proposed for the
cluttering and shared space initiatives   is considered about right.      reasons given.
                                          HCC is supportive of
                                          Manual for Streets
                                          principles – set out in Part
                                          B (Priority K).
Reading Borough Council – why is          The challenge is in terms of    No changes to this chapter
managed motorway programme a              the Highways Agency (HA)        are proposed for the
challenge and what role does HCC          being able to secure            reasons given.
think it will have in this?               funding for such measures.
                                          The HA leads in developing
                                          programmes for the rollout
                                          of managed motorways,
                                          and considering ramp
                                          metering, but we can play a
                                          supporting role in the
                                          vicinity of junctions.

Do inter-urban bus services include       Yes, the Aldershot to
those to Reading?                         Reading via Fleet and           No changes to this chapter
                                          Hartley Wintney (No. 72)        are proposed.
                                          and Farnborough to
                                          Reading via Yateley (No.
                                          82) services.

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Respondent & Main Comments               HCC response to               Change to be made to
                                         comment                       North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                       this comment
West Berkshire Council – would           HCC is happy to work in       No changes to this chapter
support and be keen to work with         partnership with adjoining    are proposed.
HCC on the following issues:             authorities and all
Reducing car dependency through          interested partners.
public transport provision and
smarter choices.

Capacity & Journey-time reliability on
the M3 /A34
                                         All other comments noted.
Mitigation of impact of new              Views will be taken into
development especially around            account in the development
Basingstoke & West Berkshire.            of future Implementation
Improvements to inter-urban bus          Plans for the LTP.
routes.
Reduction to the impact of HGV’s on
rural communities.
Winchester Friends of the Earth – no     The issues of funding of      No changes to this chapter
reference to how public transport        bus services will be          are proposed.
improvements are to be funded.           addressed within future
                                         Implementation Plans for
                                         the LTP.
Inconsistency of message /               Improving journey time
contradiction between improving          reliability whilst reducing
journey-time reliability through         carbon and need to travel
capacity on M3 / A34 and                 are complementary not
commitment to climate change,            contradictory and reflect
reducing need to travel and modal        current Government policy.
shift. (same applies to capacity work
to relieve bottlenecks)
All growth should be weighed in          Noted.
terms of its sustainability.
Railfuture Wessex – would like to see Noted. Parking at stations       No changes to this chapter
improved car parking capacity at      is the responsibility of         are proposed.
stations.                             Network Rail working
                                      partnership with rail
                                      operators. The rail industry
                                      is pursuing improvements
                                      to parking at a number of
                                      stations.
CTC North Hampshire representative Our view is that the current        No changes to this chapter
– within the characteristics and      level of emphasis given to       are proposed.
challenges section no mention is      walking and cycling
made to walking and cycling. Also not throughout the chapter is
enough is done to promoted cycling    about right.
as a viable travel option for shorter
journeys.
Also questions how low carbon            HCC committed to
vehicles tackles congestion.             improving alternative
                                         modes of travel, to offer a
                                         better choice for journeys.

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Respondent & Main Comments                HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                          comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                           this comment
Rushmoor Cycle Forum - the chapter        Our view is that the current     No changes to this chapter
should have more emphasis on              level of emphasis given is       are proposed for reasons
removing barriers to cycling and          about right and addresses        given.
walking and going further to make         this issue satisfactorily.
cycling and walking a positive
experience
CTC North Hampshire – No mention          Our view is that the current     No changes to this chapter
on how cycling could meet principle       level of emphasis given is       are proposed for reasons
challenges. Will Operation Restore        about right.                     given.
involve provision of space for cyclists
on the carriageway?

No mention to cycling as an               See above.
alternative to the car.

Need for targets for reduction of car     Approx 96% of State              Make reference to this
journeys and increase in cycling.         schools in Hants already         within the text in Part B.
Travel Plans should be extended to        have a travel plan. HCC is
businesses schools and colleges.          working with local
                                          businesses to encourage
                                          take up of workplace travel
                                          plans.

                                          Our view is that the current     No changes to this chapter
Greater emphasis on the specific          level of emphasis given is       are proposed for reasons
needs of cyclists within the strategy.    about right.                     given.

Hartley Wespall Parish Council –          Noted. HCC are in ongoing        No changes to this chapter
make better use of current rail           discussions with BDBC and        are proposed for reasons
service. Need for station at              Network Rail to seek to          given.
Chineham and increased parking            progress a new station at
capacity at Bramley station.              Chineham as a longer-term
                                          aspiration. Parking at
                                          stations is the responsibility
                                          of Network Rail working
                                          partnership with rail
                                          operators.

Cllr Mike Roberts (Rushmoor               Individual walking and           Text to be added stating
Borough Council) – need for cross         cycling initiatives will be      HCC’s commitment to
authority / boundary working. Need        undertaken as identified         ongoing partnership
for multi-modal ticketing. Lack of        through future LTP               working with neighbouring
movement on resourcing for walking        Implementation Plans. HCC        authorities on cross-
and cycling.                              meets periodically with          boundary issues.
                                          neighbouring authorities to
                                          discuss cross-boundary
                                          issues. Other issues noted.

Fleet Town Council – LTP should           Noted. Highways Agency           No changes to this chapter
support expansion of community            would not support public         are proposed for reasons
transport. Add a junction onto M3         access to/ from the HCC          given.
through Junction 4b Fleet Services.       road network via Fleet
                                          Services.


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Respondent & Main Comments              HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                        comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                         this comment
North Waltham Parish Council –          Comments noted. Priority N       No changes to this chapter
more cycle paths connecting urban       (in Part B) sets out that        are proposed for reasons
and rural areas. Re establish bus       cycle improvements will be       given.
service to Winchester. Emphasis on      primarily focused in urban
community transport.                    areas, to maximise use and
                                        value for money.
                                        Community Transport can
                                        in many cases offer better
                                        value for money than
                                        conventional bus services
                                        in rural areas.
Sherborne St John Parish Council –      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to this chapter
integrated transport hubs. Increased    Views will be taken into         are proposed for reasons
journey-time reliability. Support       account in the development       given.
community transport.                    of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Fleet 1 – the impact of     This is an issue of detail       No changes to chapter are
the Pyestock Megashed has been          that would not be                proposed.
omitted from the characteristics &      appropriate to cover within
challenges section.                     a high-level strategy
                                        document.
Resident of Bramshill – need for        Priority for delivery noted.     No changes to chapter are
greater emphasis on speed               Speed management is              proposed.
restrictions on rural roads. Quiet      addressed within Part B
Lanes project?                          (Priority C). Views will be
                                        taken into account in the
                                        development of future
                                        Implementation Plans for
                                        the LTP.
Resident of Fleet 2 – increased         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
working with neighbouring authorities   HCC meets periodically           proposed.
needed. Reduce the impact of HGV’s      with neighbouring
on rural roads.                         authorities to discuss cross-
                                        boundary issues. Views will
                                        be taken into account in the
                                        development of future
                                        Implementation Plans for
                                        the LTP.
Resident of Rushmoor – instead of       HCC committed to road            No changes to chapter are
reducing speeds HCC should look         safety & making network          proposed.
into fencing off the pedestrians and    accessibly to all users, in
cyclists from traffic.                  line with manual for streets
                                        principles, which includes
                                        at-street level crossing
                                        provision. Guardrails add to
                                        street clutter and guidance
                                        suggests less (not more) is
                                        best.
Resident of Basingstoke – need for      Priority for delivery noted.     No changes to chapter are
increased road capacity and quality.    Views will be taken into         proposed.
Also need for increased bus / cycle     account in the development
provision.                              of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.


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Respondent & Main Comments               HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                         comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                          this comment
Resident of Yateley – concentrate on     Priority for delivery noted.     No changes to chapter are
removing bottlenecks to improve          Views will be taken into         proposed.
traffic flow.                            account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.

Resident (unspecified location) –        Priority for delivery noted.     No changes to chapter are
need to develop a more                   Views will be taken into         proposed.
comprehensive bus network with           account in the development
improved quality and frequency           of future Implementation
together with real-time information.     Plans for the LTP.

Resident of Winchester – too much        Level of emphasis                No changes to this chapter
emphasis placed on increasing            accorded to this is              are proposed for reasons
capacity, e.g. M3 / A34                  considered to be about           given.
                                         right. Junction is a
                                         bottleneck on a key
                                         Strategic National transport
                                         Corridor.

Does not address how improvements        The issues of funding of
to bus services are to be funded.        bus services will be
                                         addressed within future
                                         Implementation Plans for
                                         the LTP.

Resident of Hythe – need to restrict     Priority for delivery noted.     No changes to chapter are
HGV lanes / overtaking to improve        Views will be taken into         proposed.
traffic flow.                            account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.

Resident of Basingstoke 2 – BDBC                                          No changes to chapter are
should restrict further development      Priorities for delivery noted.   proposed.
close to M3.                             Views will be taken into
                                         account in the development
HCC should develop a parkway rail        of future Implementation
station to the west of Basingstoke       Plans for the LTP.
and concentrate future development
around it.

Resident of Farnborough – need for       Priority for delivery noted.     No changes to chapter are
better interchange between rail          Such an improvement              proposed for reason given.
routes in Blackwater Valley.             would need to be subject to
                                         feasibility work by the rail
                                         industry, as initial view is
                                         that this scheme would not
                                         offer good value for money.

Resident of Overton – like to see rail   Ultimately this is a decision    No changes to chapter are
link to Heathrow.                        for the rail industry to reach   proposed for reason given.
                                         (train operators working
                                         with Network Rail).


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     Respondent & Main Comments              HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                             comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                              this comment
     Cllr Cubit (BDBC) – M3 J5-6 needs       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     resurfacing with quieter tarmac to      New road links such as           proposed.
     reduce noise.                           A339 to M3 J7 link could
                                             only be delivered if it was
     Reference to new link road between      required to unlock new
     J7 M3 and A339 omitted.                 development. Otherwise it
                                             is anticipated that funding
     Need for a western train station at     to deliver will not be
     Worting Farm.                           available. Views will be
                                             taken into account in the
                                             development of future
                                             Implementation Plans for
                                             the LTP.
     Cllr Radley (HDC & HCC) – mention       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     is needed of worsening traffic in       Issues of speed and              proposed.
     residential areas, issues with speed    improvements to bus
     and density of traffic. Increased       services are covered in Part
     impact of parking around schools and    B (Priorities C and F).
     school run traffic.                     Views will be taken into
     Need to improve car and cycle           account in the development
     parking at Fleet station, and provide   of future Implementation
     a reliable bus service for both the     Plans for the LTP.
     urban and rural populations.
     Growth area of Fleet needs to include
     Church Crookham and surrounding
     villages.
     Need to agree FTAP

Q8: Of delivery options listed, measures that respondent would most like to see delivered

     Respondent & Main Comments              HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                             comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                              this comment
     Transport Alliance – measure to         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     reduce congestion and free up space     Views will be taken into         proposed.
     for essential users such as haulage     account in the development
     and bus should be increased and         of future Implementation
     improved.                               Plans for the LTP.

     North Hampshire Enterprise Andover      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     – need to reduce car dependency         Views will be taken into         proposed.
     through improved public transport       account in the development
     and smarter choices programmes.         of future Implementation
                                             Plans for the LTP.

     Test Valley Borough Council - Would     Accept that this reference is    Add reference to Delivery
     like to see reference to "Delivery of   needed                           of Andover TAP as a new
     Andover Town Access Plan" as a                                           delivery option.
     delivery option for Andover
     Associated British Ports                Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     (Southampton ) – would like to see      Views will be taken into         proposed.
     delivered those options which           account in the development
     improve the strategic transport         of future Implementation
     corridors.                              Plans for the LTP.

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Respondent & Main Comments              HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                        comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                         this comment
Basingstoke & Deane Borough             Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
Council – address capacity and flow     Views will be taken into         proposed.
issues between M3 J6 and Black          account in the development
Dam.                                    of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
Target congestion hotspots,
measures to widen travel choice
(workplace travel planning)

New rail station at Chineham

Bus network more needed to improve
flow / journey-time reliability and
information. Partnership working with
operators important. A variety of
transport options needed for rural
transport.

Mitigation of new development. Need
to take account of possible
development in more rural areas /
settlements and mitigate impacts on
transport network.

Rushmoor Borough Council –              Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
infrastructure improvements to          Views will be taken into         proposed.
support Aldershot Urban Extention.      account in the development
Farnborough / Aldershot TAP’s           of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
Campaign to Protect Rural England –     Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
improve safety on the roads for all     Views will be taken into         proposed.
users.                                  account in the development
                                        of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
Railfuture Wessex – increase            Priority noted.                  No changes to chapter are
capacity on Andover-Basingstoke to      Improvements to capacity         proposed.
London line.                            of the rail network are
                                        primarily the responsibility
                                        of Network Rail.
Beech Parish Council –                  Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
improvements to stations and            Views will be taken into         proposed.
ticketing facilities.                   account in the development
Mitigate impacts from new               of future Implementation
development.                            Plans for the LTP.

Ellisfield Parish Council – targeted    Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
measures to improve road capacity.      Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                        account in the development
                                        of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
Longparish Parish Council – reduce      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
impacts of HGV’s and support            Views will be taken into         proposed.
community transport.                    account in the development
                                        of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
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Respondent & Main Comments               HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                         comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                          this comment
Fleet Town Council – do not agree        Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
that development should proceed          Strategy supports timely         proposed.
before mitigation of transport           delivery of Highway
impacts. Need to revise FTAP.            mitigation measures will be
Need to reduce impact of HGV’s from      implemented for Pyestock
Pyestock megashed.                       development. Views will be
                                         taken into account in the
                                         development of future
                                         Implementation Plans for
                                         the LTP.
Nursling & Rownhams Parish Council       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
– Improve public transport.              Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                         account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Old Basing & Lychpit Council – need      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
for better parking at Basingstoke        Views will be taken into         proposed.
station.                                 account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Silchester Parish Council – support      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
community transport, community           Views will be taken into         proposed.
travel planning, road safety and         account in the development
reduce impact of HGV’s                   of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Monk Sherbourne Parish Council –         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
reduce impact of HGV’s on rural          Views will be taken into         proposed.
roads.                                   account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Romsey – investment in       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
walking and cycling promoted             Views will be taken into         proposed.
through schemes such as Bikeability.     account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Fleet 1 – mitigation of      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
impact of new development,               Views will be taken into         proposed.
improved capacity at bottlenecks,        account in the development
improved public transport, inter-urban   of future Implementation
bus link in North Hants.                 Plans for the LTP.

Resident of Bramshill – improve          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
safety on rural roads and stop HGV       Views will be taken into         proposed.
rat running.                             account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Fleet 2 – upgrade            Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
Farnborough & Fleet stations             Responsibility for this lies     proposed.
improve parking facilities.              with the train operator.
                                         Views will be taken into
                                         account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.


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Respondent & Main Comments               HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                         comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                          this comment
Resident of Kingsley – capacity          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
improvements at bottlenecks              Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                         account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Bramley – increase rail      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
capacity on the Basingstoke to           Views will be taken into         proposed.
Reading corridor (new station at         account in the development
Chineham)                                of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Yateley – improve            Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
capacity at bottlenecks and upgrade      Views will be taken into         proposed.
rail interchanges. More park & ride      account in the development
schemes.                                 of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Cove – integrate             Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
cycleways with rail stations.            Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                         account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Andover 2 – improve          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
capacity, support low carbon             Views will be taken into         proposed.
vehicles, support community              account in the development
transport, improve Andover bus and       of future Implementation
rail stations and improve streetscape    Plans for the LTP.
and signage.

Resident (unspecified location 1) –      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
reduce adverse effect of HGV’s and       Views will be taken into         proposed.
support community transport.             account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident (unspecified location 2) –      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
expand cycle network, promoted           Views will be taken into         proposed.
cycling as alternative mode of travel.   account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Winchester – bus             In HCC’s view, bus network       No changes to chapter are
network options are un-ambitious and     options are realistic, and       proposed.
do not address issue of modal            reflect key role of private
transfer                                 bus operators who run
                                         services on a largely
                                         commercial basis.
Resident (unspecified location) –        Noted. However, this             No changes to chapter are
need to invest in construction of dual   suggestion would be both         proposed.
carriageways.                            unaffordable and
                                         unacceptable in terms of
                                         environmental impact.
Resident of Andover – reduce need        Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
to travel.                               Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                         account in the development
                                         of future Implementation
                                         Plans for the LTP.


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Respondent & Main Comments              HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                        comment                          North ‘chapter’ in light of
                                                                         this comment
Cllr Radley (HDC & HCC) – peak          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
traffic congestion and density major    Views will be taken into         proposed.
concern as well as traffic speeds and   account in the development
rat running.                            of future Implementation
Need to improve several road            Plans for the LTP.
junctions e.g. Redfields Lane,
Bowling Alley, Windy Gap, Reading
Rd South / Connaught Rd / Aldershot
Rd, Oatsheaf Kings Rd / Fleet Rd
Aldershot Rd / Sandy Lane / Gally
Hill Crookham X rds.

Encourage sustainable modes for
school travel.

Improve access and parking at Fleet,
Hook and Winchfield stations.
Cllr Cubitt (Basingstoke & Deane        Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
Borough Council) – quieter road         Views will be taken into         proposed.
surface M3 reduce speeds on rural       account in the development
roads and improved safety for           of future Implementation
cyclists.                               Plans for the LTP.




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Part E - Suggested amendments to draft Central Hampshire and the New Forest Area Strategy
to be made in light of stakeholder and respondent feedback received through the consultation
process
Q10: Any comments on the suggested approach in Part D / has anything important been omitted?

    Respondent Comment                         HCC response to                Change to be made to
                                               comment                        chapter in light of this
                                                                              comment
    Natural England – would like to see        Quality of life references     No changes to chapter are
    reference to ‘improving quality of life’   are addressed in Part B        proposed for reasons
    as well as minimising adverse              (Priorities K to L).           given.
    impacts from traffic.
    Amend ‘Protecting the rural areas on       Need to be realistic about
    the fringes of planned major               what can be achieved with
    development areas’ to ‘protection and      resources available.
    enhancement…’                              Current emphasis is
                                               pragmatic.
    Reduction of car dependency should         Given limited resources,
    be extended over central Hants &           these need to be targeted
    New Forest. Likewise managing              where scope for modal shift
    transport impact within the National       is greatest. This is within
    Parks should extend beyond them.           urban centres and on main-
                                               interurban bus corridors.
    East Hampshire District Council –          Our view is that the current   No changes to chapter are
    Little mention made of non-motorised       level of emphasis given is     proposed for reasons
    road users. Need to lower speeds to        about right.                   given.
    enable these groups to use them.
    New Forest District Council – Should       View noted.                    HCC will look at providing
    be cross referenced to the NFDC                                           policy context to Chapter
    Sustainable Community Strategy and                                        as an appendix or whether
    Core Strategy.                                                            LDFs of 12 LPAs could be
                                                                              incorporated into Part C.
    Disagreed with the statement many          View noted.                    Minor rewording to say “a
    rural communities are well served by                                      proportion of” rural
    a relatively extensive inter-urban bus                                    communities have such a
    network.                                                                  service.
    Would like A31 acknowledged as the         Point about A31(T)             Add reference to role of
    main strategic link east-west. Also        accepted. Strategic north      A31 as key East-West
    need to highlight north-south              south corridors have           route.
    journeys.                                  already been identified.

    Winchester City Council - Alongside        SDNPA are likely to want to    Add reference to provision
    revision of New Forest Transport           develop a National Park        of timely input into any
    Strategy, explore scope for                wide approach. HCC will        future SDNPA-wide
    simultaneously developing a similar        work with them on this.        strategy
    strategy for the South Downs
    National Park

    New Forest National Park Authority -       Accept that more detail on     Add paragraph of text to
    would welcome a further explanation        how the two plans align        explain the relationship
    in LTP3 of how LTP3 and the New            with one another is needed.    between the two plans.
    Forest National Park Management
    Plan can relate to and compliment
    each other
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Respondent Comment                           HCC response to                 Change to be made to
                                             comment                         chapter in light of this
                                                                             comment
South Downs National Park Authority          Comment noted. This is          No changes to chapter are
– Need to identify East Sussex and           Hampshire’s LTP3, and we        proposed for reasons
Brighton & Hove as ‘neighbouring             do not consider these           given.
authorities’ as regards SDNPA.               authorities to be
                                             neighbours.
Campaign to Protect Rural England –          Our view is that the current    No changes to chapter are
initiatives proposed for the National        level of emphasis given is      proposed for reasons
Parks should be extended beyond              about right.                    given.
them into the countryside at large.

Campaign for National Parks – need           Our view is that the current    No changes to chapter are
for greater emphasis on modal shift          level of emphasis given is      proposed for reasons
and sustainable travel both within           about right.                    given.
and outside the National Parks.

Associated British Ports                     Accept that more detail         Additional text on role of
(Southampton) – greater recognition          about role of routes serving/   Strategic Inter-urban
of the strategic national corridors          providing access to             network M3 and rail main
running through this area.                   gateways is needed.             line as access routes to
                                                                             the three International
                                                                             Gateways to be added.
New Forest Access Forum – need to            Comment noted. This             No changes to chapter are
note that visitors come from other           chapter deals with a            proposed for reasons
areas of Hampshire. Feel New Forest          predominantly rural area,       given.
should be grouped with South                 including two national parks
Hampshire.                                   and other AONBs, whilst
                                             the South Hampshire
                                             strategy area is
                                             predominantly urban.

First Bus (Hampshire & Dorset) – not         Comment noted.                  No changes to chapter are
enough emphasis on how important                                             proposed.
this area is to South Hampshire area.

Isle of Wight Council – No reference         Accept this point.              Add reference to Isle of
made to Isle of Wight as a                                                   Wight as a neighbouring
neighbouring authority – or                                                  authority and access via
importance of Lymington-Yarmouth                                             Lymington – Yarmouth
ferry route as key means of access.                                          ferry.

Petersfield Town Council – nothing in        HCC will await                  Chapter to be updated if
the document to indicate how local           Decentralisation and            necessary in light of
communities will be able to contribute       Localism Bill and will          Decentralisation and
to or influence their local area.            consider its approach to        Localism Bill
                                             community engagement in
                                             light of this.

CTC Central Hampshire – it is                View noted. There is scope      Walking and cycling and
unacceptable to exclude cycling as a         to indentify these modes as     travel planning to be added
choice. Cycling needs to be                  delivery options in this        as delivery options within
supported if it is not to be stifled. Only   section.                        Winchester and Market
mentioned in context of Whitehill-                                           Towns section.
Bordon Eco-Town.


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Respondent Comment                      HCC response to                   Change to be made to
                                        comment                           chapter in light of this
                                                                          comment
New Forest Cycle Working Group –         Our view is that the current     No changes to chapter are
reference needed to Strategic Cycle      level of emphasis given is       proposed for reasons
Network (Support and Funding)            about right. Strategic cycle     given.
                                         routes tend to be used
                                         predominantly for leisure
                                         purposes. HCC priority is to
                                         increase cycling in urban
                                         areas.
Bentley Parish Council – too much        Our view is that emphasis        No changes to chapter are
emphasis on the South Downs              on South Downs National          proposed for reasons
National Park as this is separately      Park is about right. As this     given.
managed. HCC needs to protect            is a relatively new body set
villages bordering the Park from         to take on some planning
initiatives benefiting the National Park powers it will become
which could effect them adversely.       increasingly important in
                                         the future.
Lindford Parish Council – Document       Accept that more detail on       No changes to chapter are
is vague. Are speed cameras to be        this is needed – perhaps in      proposed for reasons
retained? Rail link to Bordon /          Part B. Feasibility work is      given.
Whitehill?                               underway to look at
                                         whether rail link is viable
                                         and affordable.
Cllr Saunders (Alton Town Council) – Agree that chapter needs to          List of names of towns that
concerned by the lack of any             set out which towns are          are “market towns” to be
reference to Alton.                      “market towns”                   included to aid clarity.

Ellingham Harbridge & Ibsley Parish     Priorities for delivery noted.    No changes to chapter are
Council – Highest priority to reduce    Views will be taken into          proposed.
traffic on all roads. Better public     account in the development
transport and measures to mitigate      of future Implementation
impact of the school run.               Plans for the LTP.

Longstock Parish Council –              Apart from the top 3              Check that point about
community travel should be given a      priorities all other priorities   equal weight to Priorities D
higher listing (rather than second to   are given equal importance        through to P is sufficiently
bottom)                                 within LTP3                       clear.
Minstead Parish Council – resident      Community Transport can           Walking and cycling and
concerns with public transport. No      in many cases offer better        travel planning to be added
mention made to cycling.                value for money than              as delivery options within
                                        conventional bus services         Winchester and Market
                                        in rural areas. References        Towns section.
                                        to cycling to be added
                                        under Winchester and
                                        Market Towns section. For
                                        residents in rural areas,
                                        cycling is not always a
                                        viable option for many
                                        journeys.
Nursling & Rownhams Parish Council      HCC acknowledges the              No changes to chapter are
– congestion issues at Lyndhurst.       congestion and journey            proposed for reasons
                                        time reliability issues in        given.
                                        Lyndhurst and is actively
                                        working to mitigate these as
                                        far as possible.

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Respondent Comment                         HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                           comment                          chapter in light of this
                                                                            comment
Whitehill Town Council –                   HCC does not share this          No changes to chapter are
contradiction in the statement about       view. Partnership working        proposed for reasons
emerging strategy and car use and          with developers and the          given.
deliverable growth etc.                    Local Planning Authority is
                                           essential to ensure that the
                                           development is as
                                           sustainable as possible.
Resident of Romsey 1- no mention of        View noted. There is scope       Walking and cycling and
walking and cycling in the market          to indentify these modes as      travel planning to be added
towns.                                     delivery options in this         as delivery options within
                                           section.                         Winchester and Market
                                                                            Towns section.
Resident of Alton – Rather than            Provision of additional rail     No changes to chapter are
investing in new technologies re-          capacity is a decision for       proposed for reasons
install railway tracks. Also real-time     the rail industry. HCC will      given.
bus information in town centres.           implement real time
                                           information where
                                           affordable and practicable.

Resident of Lymington – noise              Comment noted. HCC will          No changes to chapter are
reduction should be a key priority         continue to carry out            proposed for reasons
replacing noisy surface dressing with      surface dressing work            given.
quieter surfaces.                          where appropriate as this is
                                           considered to be a cost
                                           effective solution.

Resident of Burley – Bus service top       Comment noted. Provision         No changes to chapter are
priority.                                  of community transport           proposed for reasons
                                           solutions, such as shared-       given.
                                           taxi services is the favoured
                                           approach in rural areas
                                           away from main bus
                                           corridors, as this offers
                                           better value for money.

Resident of Ringwood – reduce              Parking is the responsibility    No changes to chapter are
number of cars in the New Forest           of District Councils and the     proposed for reasons
through parking charges and                Forestry Commission. Part        given.
introduction of Park & Ride.               B (Priority D) commits to
                                           delivery of park and ride
                                           solutions where
                                           appropriate. This is more
                                           aimed at urban centres
                                           than for large geographical
                                           areas such as the New
                                           Forest.

Resident of New Milton – adequate          Comment noted. Setting of        No changes to chapter are
reasonably priced parking needed at        car parking charges at rail      proposed for reasons
stations. Too much emphasis on             stations is the responsibility   given.
improving facilities rather than cutting   of train operators and
volume of traffic.                         Network Rail. HCC will feed
                                           back your comments to
                                           them.

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Respondent Comment                         HCC response to                Change to be made to
                                           comment                        chapter in light of this
                                                                          comment
Resident of Fordingbridge – instead        View noted. Narrowing of       No changes to chapter are
of widening roads to accommodate           roads is not considered to     proposed for reasons
lorries, make them narrower with           offer sufficient value for     given. The Forest wide
cycle paths alongside and change           money. Casualty reduction      speed limit will be
the priority to favour walkers, cyclists   impact will be the main        considered as part of the
and horse riders. Lowering the speed       criteria influencing whether   review of the New Forest
limit as well should make commuting        or not to reduce speed         Highway Strategy.
through the forest less attractive.        limits.
Resident (unspecified location) –          View noted. The chapter        No changes to chapter are
Lacks vision. Improve cycling and          covers these, and is           proposed for reasons
bus provision. Need for integrated         reinforced by Part B           given.
reliable transport system.                 (Priorities F, J and N).
Resident of Winchester 1 – emphasis        View noted. There is scope     Walking and cycling and
is wrong. Needs to be looking at how       to indentify walking and       travel planning to be added
to reduce driving over the next thirty     cycling and travel planning    as delivery options within
years.                                     as delivery options for        Winchester and Market
                                           Winchester and Market          Towns section.
                                           towns section.
Resident of Winchester 2 – plan            View noted. There is scope     Walking and cycling and
doesn’t do enough to meet carbon           to indentify walking and       travel planning to be added
reduction targets.                         cycling and travel planning    as delivery options within
                                           as delivery options for        Winchester and Market
                                           Winchester and Market          Towns section.
                                           towns section.
Resident of Hythe – reduce                 View noted. The                No changes to chapter are
congestion on trunk roads and              importance of addressing       proposed for reasons
motorways.                                 congestion and journey         given.
                                           time unreliability is
                                           identified in the challenges
                                           section and highlighted in
                                           the section on the Strategic
                                           Inter-urban Network.
Resident of Winchester 3 – the             View noted. There is scope     Walking and cycling and
market towns section should give           to indentify these modes as    travel planning to be added
higher priority to walking and cycling.    delivery options in this       as delivery options within
                                           section.                       Winchester and Market
                                                                          Towns section.
Resident of Lyndhurst – HCC needs          View noted. HCC works          No changes to chapter are
to enforce the changes it has already      with Hampshire                 proposed for reasons
brought in.                                Constabulary to enforce        given.
                                           restrictions
Resident (unspecified location 2) –        The chapter identifies         No changes to chapter are
would like to see something about          scope to improve use of        proposed for reasons
improved parking.                          parking in market towns        given.
                                           through improved signage
                                           and Priority D of Part B
                                           commits to looking at scope
                                           for informal/ small scale
                                           Park and Ride.




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Q11: Of delivery options listed, measures that respondent would most like to see delivered
     Respondent Comment                         HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                                comment                          chapter in light of this
                                                                                 comment
     Hampshire Chamber of Commerce –            Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     increased parking at stations and          Views will be taken into         proposed.
     integrated transport hubs.                 account in the development
                                                of future Implementation
                                                Plans for the LTP.
     Transport Alliance – improved access       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     to rail stations and implementation of     Views will be taken into         proposed.
     Station travel Plans where                 account in the development
     appropriate additional car parking.        of future Implementation
                                                Plans for the LTP.
     Natural England – priority should be       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     to enhance and preserve the areas          Views will be taken into         proposed.
     biodiversity and the protected             account in the development
     landscapes and conservation sites.         of future Implementation
                                                Plans for the LTP.
     East Hampshire District Council –          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     minimise impact of traffic on quality of   Views will be taken into         proposed.
     life, especially in rural communities      account in the development
     and market towns. Support tourism          of future Implementation
     through public transport and Rights of     Plans for the LTP.
     Way improvements.
     New Forest District Council – Road         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     safety and casualty reduction              Views will be taken into         proposed.
     schemes. Access to the Southern            account in the development
     Waterside A236 improved journey            of future Implementation
     time. Access to coastal towns New          Plans for the LTP.
     Milton & Lymington. Community
     transport for vulnerable households.
     Test Valley Borough Council – should       Agree that this reference is     No changes to chapter are
     refer to the Romsey TAP                    needed. Romsey is within         proposed
                                                the South Hampshire
                                                Strategy area, so reference
                                                to all TAPs will be added to
                                                this strategy.
     Winchester City Council – focus on         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     maintenance. WTAP and the Market           Views will be taken into         proposed.
     town TAP’s. Smarter Choices                account in the development
     programmes and partnership                 of future Implementation
     working.                                   Plans for the LTP.
     New Forest National Park Authority –       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     key options: closer partnership with       Views will be taken into         proposed.
     neighbouring counties. Managing            account in the development
     road network to protect / enhance          of future Implementation
     areas rural character. Reduce sign         Plans for the LTP.
     clutter and support local tourism
     through public transport and ROW
     improvements.
     South Downs National Park Authority        Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
     – de-clutter signage & support local       Views will be taken into         proposed.
     tourism.                                   account in the development
                                                of future Implementation
                                                Plans for the LTP.


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Respondent Comment                      HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                        comment                          chapter in light of this
                                                                         comment
Isle of Wight County Council –          HCC recognises the               No changes to chapter are
partnership working with                importance of working            proposed
neighbouring authorities.               closely with our neighbours
                                        on cross-boundary issues.

Campaign to Protect Rural England –     Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
tackle issue of freight transport on    Views will be taken into         proposed.
rural roads.                            account in the development
                                        of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.

First Bus (Hampshire & Dorset) –        Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
strategic inter-urban network.          Views will be taken into         proposed.
Support Quality Bus partnership.        account in the development
                                        of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.

Confederation of Passenger              Enforcement of parking/          No changes to chapter are
Transport – drop off point in central   waiting restrictions             proposed for reasons
Winchester not well policed in the      including signage is the         given.
evening to keep cars out. More          responsibility of the City
prominent signage may help with         Council. HCC will feed back
this.                                   your comments to them.

Railfuture Wessex – improved           This is more the                  No changes to chapter are
services for passengers, including     responsibility of train           proposed for reasons
car parks, ticket office, vending      operating companies and           given.
machines and over-crowding.            Network Rail. HCC has
                                       limited influence over these
                                       aspects of service. HCC will
                                       feed back your comments
                                       to them.
WinAcc – does not address the          View noted. DaSTS goals           Walking and cycling and
DaSTS goal to reduce carbon            are no longer current             travel planning to be added
emissions.                             Government policy.                as delivery options within
                                       Tackling carbon emissions         Winchester and Market
                                       is a major recurring theme        Towns section.
                                       within Parts A to F as a
                                       whole. Accept that
                                       sustainable travel needs
                                       more prominence in Part E.
Winchester Friends of the Earth –      Priorities for delivery noted.    No changes to chapter are
National Parks need for a 30mph limit Changes to speed limits will       proposed for reasons
on all non-trunk roads and noise,      be considered using               given.
speed and volume controls on the       casualty reduction criteria.
A31. doubt that the freight routing    Views will be taken into
journey planner will deliver. Does not account as part of
support Park & Ride options for the    development of future
market towns.                          Implementation Plans for
                                       the LTP.
CTC Central Hampshire – not            Priorities for delivery noted.    No changes to chapter are
satisfactory should reflect the needs  Views will be taken into          proposed.
of all road users.                     account in the development
                                       of future Implementation
                                       Plans for the LTP.
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Respondent Comment                        HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                          comment                          chapter in light of this
                                                                           comment
Ashurst & Colbury Parish Council –        Decisions about where            No changes to chapter are
rural areas must be protected from        development should take          proposed.
urban sprawl. Non car owners must         place are taken by Local
be helped.                                Planning Authorities. A
                                          safety net of public
                                          transport and community
                                          transport services will
                                          support non-car owners
Beech Parish Council – transport          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
strategy for Bordon essential             Views will be taken into         proposed.
included in this must be a rail link to   account in the development
London. Also support community            of future Implementation
transport and better broadband for        Plans for the LTP.
rural areas.
Bentley Parish Council – priority         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
speed limits and rat running.             Views will be taken into         proposed.
Whitehill-Bordon direct link to Bentley   account in the development
Station should be considered.             of future Implementation
Enlarge strategic inter-urban network     Plans for the LTP.
Bentley station car park.
Chawton Parish Council – install          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
pedestrian crossing at Butts              Views will be taken into         proposed.
roundabout.                               account in the development
                                          of future Implementation
                                          Plans for the LTP.
Ellingham Harbridge & Ibsley Parish       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
Council – disagree with options for       Views will be taken into         proposed.
the National Parks but generally          account in the development
agree with rural areas. Would like to     of future Implementation
see: further speed limit changes,         Plans for the LTP.
support for community transport,
reduction of rat running and issue of
HGV’s.
Lindford Parish Council – support for     Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
community transport and road safety.      Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                          account in the development
                                          of future Implementation
                                          Plans for the LTP.
Liss Parish Council – support QBPs        Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
on well used inter-urban routes.          Views will be taken into         proposed.
Adequate parking at railway stations.     account in the development
Improve access at stations. Possible      of future Implementation
direct link to Bordon / Whitehill.        Plans for the LTP.

Longstock Parish Council – maintain       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
network, support community                Views will be taken into         proposed.
transport, speed limit changes in rural   account in the development
areas deal with HGV routing through       of future Implementation
signage.                                  Plans for the LTP.
Melchet Park & Plaitford Parish           Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
Council – prohibit HGV’s from rural       Views will be taken into         proposed.
roads.                                    account in the development
                                          of future Implementation
                                          Plans for the LTP.

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Respondent Comment                         HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                           comment                          chapter in light of this
                                                                            comment
Minstead Parish Council – options for      Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
National Parks do not provide              Views will be taken into         proposed.
benefits for residents. Maintenance        account in the development
has to be priority. Support for            of future Implementation
community transport, high-speed            Plans for the LTP.
broadband. Need to manage rat-runs
and route HGV’s away from
unsuitable roads.
Nursling & Rownhams Parish Council         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
– support Park & Ride schemes.             Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                           account in the development
                                           of future Implementation
                                           Plans for the LTP.
Cllr Saunders (Alton Town Council) –       Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
need more accessible buses.                Views will be taken into         proposed.
Problem of rat running and HGV’s on        account in the development
unsuitable roads, needs better             of future Implementation
signage. Integrated transport.             Plans for the LTP.

Cllr Lloyds (Hedge End Town                Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
Council) – improve accessibility for       Views will be taken into         proposed.
those without cars.                        account in the development
                                           of future Implementation
                                           Plans for the LTP.
Petersfield Town Council – support         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
for community / public transport.          Views will be taken into         proposed.
                                           account in the development
                                           of future Implementation
                                           Plans for the LTP.
Ringwood Town Council – need for           Noted.                           No changes to chapter are
greater co-ordination with the HA.                                          proposed.
Whitehill Town Council – transport         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
solutions which deliver sustainable        Views will be taken into         proposed.
development in Whitehill Bordon Eco-       account in the development
Town. Need to reduce car                   of future Implementation
dependency. Mitigate transport             Plans for the LTP.
impacts of new housing growth.
Importance of a transport strategy for
the town. Issue of air pollution targets
Resident of Romsey 1 – support          Priorities for delivery noted.      No changes to chapter are
accessible buses and community          Views will be taken into            proposed.
transport.                              account in the development
                                        of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Waltham Chase –             Priorities for delivery noted.      No changes to chapter are
maintain highway network.               Views will be taken into            proposed.
                                        account in the development
                                        of future Implementation
                                        Plans for the LTP.
Resident of Alton – support             Priorities noted. Local             No changes to chapter are
sustainable transport initiatives. Stop Planning Authorities are            proposed
granting planning permission to out of responsible for decisions
town developments locate jobs and       over site allocation.
services close to population.

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Respondent Comment                          HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                            comment                          chapter in light of this
                                                                             comment
Resident of Four Marks – use                Priorities noted. The            No changes to chapter are
technology to route drivers away from       existing network of variable     proposed.
urban congestion.                           message signs to a large
                                            extend already performs
                                            this role.

Resident of New Milton – support            Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
public / community transport. Improve       Views will be taken into         proposed.
accessibility through high-speed            account in the development
broadband and mobile banks and              of future Implementation
libraries. Strategic inter-urban            Plans for the LTP.
network. Parking at train stations.

Resident of Fordingbridge – manage          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
road network to preserve the rural          Views will be taken into         proposed.
character of the New Forest.                account in the development
Improved co-operation with Wiltshire        of future Implementation
County Council.                             Plans for the LTP.

Resident (unspecified location 1) –         Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
expand and promote cycling and              Views will be taken into         proposed.
cycling routes. Targeted measures to        account in the development
increase road capacity. Improved bus        of future Implementation
network.                                    Plans for the LTP.

Resident of Winchester 1 – limit car        Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
access to New Forest. Support               Views will be taken into         proposed.
community transport. HGV measures           account in the development
will provide ineffective. Clarify what is   of future Implementation
meant by improved access by all             Plans for the LTP.
modes. Need integration between rail
and bus services.

Resident (location not specified) –         Noted. However, this             No changes to chapter are
bring main rural roads up to dual           suggestion would be both         proposed.
carriageway standard.                       unaffordable and
                                            unacceptable in terms of
                                            environmental impact.

Resident of Winchester 2 – options          Noted. Away from main            Review “Winchester and
for Winchester & Market towns totally       urban centres, this area is      Market Towns” section, to
inadequate. Need to reduce carbon           essentially rural in nature,     explore scope for
based transport. Options for Central        and many journeys cannot         additional measures that
Hampshire are weak when compared            realistically be made by         seek to reduce carbon,
with the options set out for North &        non-car modes.                   where affordable and
South Hampshire.                            Improvements to rural bus        practicable.
                                            services away from main
                                            inter-urban routes do not
                                            offer good value for money.

Resident of Winchester 3 – invest in        Noted. This could be given       New delivery option of
walking and cycling.                        more prominence within           “improve walking and
                                            “Winchester and Market           cycling networks” to be
                                            Towns” section.                  added in “Winchester and
                                                                             Market Towns” section.
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Respondent Comment                        HCC response to                  Change to be made to
                                          comment                          chapter in light of this
                                                                           comment
Resident of Winchester 4 – deal with      The Highways Agency              Will clarify in the text on
the traffic congestion at Junction 9 of   currently has no plans to        “Inter-urban network”
the M3. maintain and restore the road     carry out improvements to        section the longer-term
surface throughout mid Hants.             Junction 9. HCC will             timeframe for Junction 9
                                          continue to make the case        improvements.
                                          for improvements as a
                                          longer-term aspiration.
                                          Operations Restore and
                                          Resilience will invest in
                                          highway maintenance
                                          improvements, which is one
                                          of the top priorities for LTP3

Resident of Lyndhurst – enforced          Priorities for delivery noted.   No changes to chapter are
speed limits, enforced 6’6” width         Views will be taken into         proposed.
restrictions in conservation areas and    account as part of
rural minor roads. Road charging to       development of future
prevent rat running. Measures             Implementation Plans for
already in existence are not enforced.    the LTP. HCC works with
                                          the Police on enforcement
                                          issues.




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