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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my feedback make a difference to the final LTCP?
Your feedback is an important part of developing the final LTCP. We will carefully review all of the feedback received before further developing the LTCP. Following the consultation, we will produce a report which summarises the feedback we received during the consultation and how it has shaped the final LTCP.
When can I see the finished LTCP?
We currently expect the final version of the LTCP to be published in winter 2022/early 2023. The Combined Authority Board, which is chaired by Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson, will need to approve the new LTCP. At this point it will also be published on the Combined Authority website.
How does the LTCP relate to the wider aims of the Combined Authority?
Transport is key to a range of issues the Combined Authority is tackling. For example, we can improve public health by cutting air pollution and providing more opportunities for cycling and walking. We can do our bit for climate change by reducing transport carbon emissions. And we can help make society fairer and boost the economy by opening up more opportunities for jobs and education through better transport and connectivity.
Who will deliver the LTCP?
The LTCP will be the responsibility of the Combined Authority. It will guide individual projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which may be delivered by different organisations. They include the Greater Cambridge Partnership, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, National Highways (formerly Highways England) and Network Rail. The Combined Authority also has a responsibility to keep the LTCP updated so that it continues to meet the needs of the region.
How does the LTCP relate to other transport schemes and consultations that are taking place in the region?
The LTCP is the overall transport strategy for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Transport projects in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough will be consulted on separately by the organisations delivering those projects. For example the Greater Cambridge Partnership consults with the public separately on its transport projects.
Who has been engaged as part of the LTCP?
As part of the process to update the LTCP, we are talking to many local groups and stakeholders. These include transport bodies, local businesses, local and regional representatives, community and interest groups, and the wider public. The feedback we get from all of these groups will help to shape the final LTCP that is scheduled to be approved by the Combined Authority in late 2022. In November 2021, we asked  for the public’s views on our emerging transport vision and goals. We also asked people what they thought our priorities for transport should be. Key findings from this initial engagement period included:
  • 97% of the public understanding why a new vision for transport was needed
  • 57% of the public either strongly agreeing or mostly agreeing that the updated vision is the right future for transport in the region.
  • Bus routes and frequency were the highest priority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, except for Cambridge, where reducing congestion in the city was the priority.
  • More ambitious carbon net zero targets, more transport infrastructure and affordability were other top priorities.
The feedback received has helped shape the draft LTCP.
Does the LTCP take account of proposed housing growth in the region?
The LTCP looks at both the proposed housing growth and the needs of existing communities.
Have you considered the impact of COVID-19 in developing the LTCP?
The impact of Covid-19 is one of the reasons why the LTCP is being developed. More home working, learning, shopping and seeing family and friends online has an impact on how much people travel. It is why the name of the plan now contains the word ‘Connectivity’ because fast internet is increasingly important to many people’s lives. The LTCP looks at ways that digital technology and the internet can help connect people. This might mean greater access to jobs, education, essential services, leisure and seeing friends and family. The LTCP aims to meet any future transport needs linked to the impact of Covid-19.
How will the LTCP address the issue of climate change, protecting nature and air quality?
These are some of the main goals of the LTCP so far. The LTCP will respond to recommendations set out by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate. It will also respond to the Government’s own plans to cut carbon emissions. Protecting nature and our green spaces and increasing biodiversity is a specific aim of the updated LTCP. Improving public health is also a core aim. Improving air quality will be vital in achieving that goal.
Where can I find more information associated with LTCP?
For further information on the LTCP, please visit the Further Information tab.
Will my feedback make a difference to the final LTCP?
Your feedback is an important part of developing the final LTCP. We will carefully review all of the feedback received before further developing the LTCP. Following the consultation, we will produce a report which summarises the feedback we received during the consultation and how it has shaped the final LTCP.
When can I see the finished LTCP?
We currently expect the final version of the LTCP to be published in winter 2022/early 2023. The Combined Authority Board, which is chaired by Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson, will need to approve the new LTCP. At this point it will also be published on the Combined Authority website.
How does the LTCP relate to the wider aims of the Combined Authority?
Transport is key to a range of issues the Combined Authority is tackling. For example, we can improve public health by cutting air pollution and providing more opportunities for cycling and walking. We can do our bit for climate change by reducing transport carbon emissions. And we can help make society fairer and boost the economy by opening up more opportunities for jobs and education through better transport and connectivity.
Who will deliver the LTCP?
The LTCP will be the responsibility of the Combined Authority. It will guide individual projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which may be delivered by different organisations. They include the Greater Cambridge Partnership, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, National Highways (formerly Highways England) and Network Rail. The Combined Authority also has a responsibility to keep the LTCP updated so that it continues to meet the needs of the region.
How does the LTCP relate to other transport schemes and consultations that are taking place in the region?
The LTCP is the overall transport strategy for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Transport projects in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough will be consulted on separately by the organisations delivering those projects. For example the Greater Cambridge Partnership consults with the public separately on its transport projects.
Who has been engaged as part of the LTCP?
As part of the process to update the LTCP, we are talking to many local groups and stakeholders. These include transport bodies, local businesses, local and regional representatives, community and interest groups, and the wider public. The feedback we get from all of these groups will help to shape the final LTCP that is scheduled to be approved by the Combined Authority in late 2022. In November 2021, we asked  for the public’s views on our emerging transport vision and goals. We also asked people what they thought our priorities for transport should be. Key findings from this initial engagement period included:
  • 97% of the public understanding why a new vision for transport was needed
  • 57% of the public either strongly agreeing or mostly agreeing that the updated vision is the right future for transport in the region.
  • Bus routes and frequency were the highest priority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, except for Cambridge, where reducing congestion in the city was the priority.
  • More ambitious carbon net zero targets, more transport infrastructure and affordability were other top priorities.
The feedback received has helped shape the draft LTCP.
Does the LTCP take account of proposed housing growth in the region?
The LTCP looks at both the proposed housing growth and the needs of existing communities.
Have you considered the impact of COVID-19 in developing the LTCP?
The impact of Covid-19 is one of the reasons why the LTCP is being developed. More home working, learning, shopping and seeing family and friends online has an impact on how much people travel. It is why the name of the plan now contains the word ‘Connectivity’ because fast internet is increasingly important to many people’s lives. The LTCP looks at ways that digital technology and the internet can help connect people. This might mean greater access to jobs, education, essential services, leisure and seeing friends and family. The LTCP aims to meet any future transport needs linked to the impact of Covid-19.
How will the LTCP address the issue of climate change, protecting nature and air quality?
These are some of the main goals of the LTCP so far. The LTCP will respond to recommendations set out by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate. It will also respond to the Government’s own plans to cut carbon emissions. Protecting nature and our green spaces and increasing biodiversity is a specific aim of the updated LTCP. Improving public health is also a core aim. Improving air quality will be vital in achieving that goal.
Where can I find more information associated with LTCP?
For further information on the LTCP, please visit the Further Information tab.

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