Agenda item 6
West of England Partnership
Joint Transport Executive Committee
16 July 2009
Joint Local Transport Plan
Purpose of Report
1. The report has two purposes:
• To seek Members’ agreement to the publication of the 2008/09 Joint Local
Transport Plan (JLTP) Progress Report;
• To inform Members of and seek their views and agreement on proposals to
produce the replacement Joint Local Transport Plan.
2. The current JLTP covers the period 2006 to 2011. It sets out the West of England’s
approach to transport based around the four shared priorities of congestion,
accessibility, road safety and air quality.
3. A Progress Review was carried out last year which looked back on progress made
in the first two years of the JLTP period and identified future opportunities and
challenges. This was a formal review required by the Department for Transport
(DfT) and was considered at the Joint Executive Member meeting on the 20th
4. An informal review has since been undertaken of progress in the third year of the
JLTP: 2008/09. This is not a formal requirement but a useful discipline in ensuring
that delivery of our strategies remains on course to achieving the 2010/11 targets.
The JLTP Progress Report 2008/09 generally follows the structure of last year’s
Progress Review but in a more concise form.
5. The replacement JLTP will cover the period from 2011.
JLTP Progress Report 2008/09
6. The main headlines of the report are set out below. More detail can be found in the
full Progress Report attached as Appendix 1.
• Targets: 18 out of 21 targets on track to be achieved; 3 uncertain (air quality,
condition of principal and non-principal roads);
• Traffic growth, peak hour flows into Bristol and congestion: targets all on track;
• Bus patronage up by about 2%, punctuality improved, rail patronage up by
about 15%; cycling up by about 13%, growth in school travel plans;
• Access by public transport to health facilities and key employment sites
improved but some bus service reductions, community transport patronage up
by about a quarter;
• Number of people killed or seriously injured in collisions down by about a
• Slight decrease in NO2 emissions in Bristol Air Quality Management Area;
increase in Bath, action plan being prepared;
• Some deterioration in condition of principal and non-principal roads,
improvements in unclassified roads and footways, although survey data
Joint Local Transport Plan 3
7. The replacement JLTP, whilst being the second joint plan, will be the third Local
Transport Plan produced by the West of England councils. For this reason it is
referred to as Joint Local Transport Plan 3 (JLTP3).
8. Draft guidance issued by the DfT in December 2008 will be used to support the
preparation of the JLTP3. The guidance’s aim is to “enable every authority to
prepare a Plan which best meets its own individual needs.” A report on the draft
guidance was presented to the Joint Transport Executive Members meeting on 22
9. The JLTP3 will be in two parts with a Strategy taking the long term policy view to
2026, to coincide with the Regional Spatial Strategy, and a Delivery Plan setting out
implementation proposals over the shorter term.
10. More detail on proposals for the JLTP3, including outline structure, key areas of
work, governance, workstreams and resources can be found in Appendix 2.
Available resources should be focused on what is appropriate for producing the
11. Consultation will be a key part of the process. Innovative ways to broaden the
consultation base will be investigated.
12. The JLTP3 must be submitted to the DfT no later than 31 Mach 2011. The Local
Transport Act 2008 retains the statutory requirement to produce and review Local
That the Joint Transport Executive Committee:
a) Agrees the publication of the Joint Local Transport Plan Progress Report 2008/09;
b) Approves the outline structure, key areas of work and programme for the JLTP3;
c) Agrees the resources required to produce the JLTP3.
Officers presenting the report:
Bill Davies and James White, West of England Partnership Office
Tel. 0117 922 4928/4924; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Appendix 1: Draft Joint Transport Plan Progress Report 2008/09
Appendix 2: Joint Local Transport Plan 3