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Frequently Answered Questions

Is this a completely new plan or an update?
This will update the current Local Transport Plan, first put in place in January 2020. There have been many changes locally and nationally linked to transport. This means it is a good time to look again at the plan. Some of those key changes include:
  • Recommendations from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate. These recommendations include cutting carbon in the local transport system.
  • The Government’s policies and plans to cut carbon from transport
  • The impact on travel of Covid-19 and the increasing importance of good internet.
  • Government plans to develop the area between Oxford and Cambridgeshire. This is called the OxCAM Arc.
You can read the existing Local Transport Plan here.
When can I see the finished LTCP?
It is being developed now. We expect it to be published in 2022. The Combined Authority Board, which is chaired by Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson, will need to approve the updated LTCP.  At this point it will also be published on the Combined Authority website.
Is this a formal consultation? What is it for?
It is not a formal consultation. It is a public engagement giving an early chance for people to have their say about transport in our region. By listening now, we can use your feedback to shape the plan and the formal consultation. This is scheduled for January. If anyone can’t give their feedback now, they will still be able to at the public consultation. We see this two-stage process as a better way to find out what you think about transport as the LTCP develops. The formal consultation in January will also show more of the detail of the LTCP, like the kinds of transport policies which may help achieve its vision and goals.
Will my feedback make a difference?
Yes. It is important we hear from people who live and work in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to better understand how we can improve transport. All of the feedback will be looked at and will help shape the plan. You can then add more feedback to our developing plan at the public consultation planned for January.
Can I tell you about a specific problem, like a bus service or a dangerous road?
Yes. This isn’t the reason for this engagement but you can tell us about something specific. We have a ‘free text’ box in the feedback form where you can tell us about it. The LTCP when complete will not cover very specific transport improvements, like improving a certain bus route or road junction. It will set out how we aim to fix problems like a lack of public transport or road safety. Any feedback you give us, even if very specific, will help us to understand the main transport issues our region faces.
Is there another way to give feedback apart from on the website?
Yes. If you, or someone you know, doesn’t use the internet and would like a paper copy of the consultation brochure and feedback form, please call the project team via freephone 0808 258 3225 and we can post them. We have also dropped off printed copies of the consultation brochure and feedback form to towns and cities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. You can pick one up at the following locations from Wednesday 3rd November:
  • Peterborough Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1RX
  • Aldi Huntingdon, 4 Edison Bell Way, Huntingdon PE29 3HG
  • Co-op Sawston, 29-31 High Street, Sawston
  • Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD
  • Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH
  • Wisbech Library, Ely Pl, Wisbech PE13 1EU
You can also contact us via email: contact@yourltcp.co.uk And we have a freepost address – ‘YOUR LTCP’.
How does the LTCP relate to the wider aims of the Combined Authority?
Transport is key to a range of big issues the Combined Authority wants to tackle. 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 / consultations that are taking place in the region?
The LTCP is the overall transport strategy for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Transport projects listed as part of the LTCP will be consulted on separately by the organisations delivering those projects. For example the Greater Cambridge Partnership is consulting separately this autumn on its City Access plan, which will aim to improve journeys across Cambridge city centre.
Who has been engaged as part of the LTCP?
As part of the process to refresh the LTCP, we will talking to many local groups (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 both the draft LTCP that we plan to consult on in January 2022, and the final agreed LTCP that is scheduled to be approved by the Combined Authority in March 2022.
Does the LTCP take account of proposed housing growth in the region?
The LTCP will look at both the proposed housing growth and the needs of existing communities.
Have you considered the impact of COVID-19 in developing the LTCP?
Yes. The impact of Covid-19 is one of the reasons why the LTCP is being refreshed. 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 plan will look at ways that digital technology and the internet can help people. This might mean greater access to jobs, education, essential services, leisure and seeing friends and family. The LTCP will aim 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 aims 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. Protecting nature and our green spaces and increasing biodiversity is a specific aim of the revamped LTCP. Improving public health is also a core aim. Improving air quality will be vital in achieving that goal. Further details on the projects and policies in the plan which will help reach these goals will be set out as it develops.
Is this a completely new plan or an update?
This will update the current Local Transport Plan, first put in place in January 2020. There have been many changes locally and nationally linked to transport. This means it is a good time to look again at the plan. Some of those key changes include:
  • Recommendations from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate. These recommendations include cutting carbon in the local transport system.
  • The Government’s policies and plans to cut carbon from transport
  • The impact on travel of Covid-19 and the increasing importance of good internet.
  • Government plans to develop the area between Oxford and Cambridgeshire. This is called the OxCAM Arc.
You can read the existing Local Transport Plan here.
When can I see the finished LTCP?
It is being developed now. We expect it to be published in 2022. The Combined Authority Board, which is chaired by Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson, will need to approve the updated LTCP.  At this point it will also be published on the Combined Authority website.
Is this a formal consultation? What is it for?
It is not a formal consultation. It is a public engagement giving an early chance for people to have their say about transport in our region. By listening now, we can use your feedback to shape the plan and the formal consultation. This is scheduled for January. If anyone can’t give their feedback now, they will still be able to at the public consultation. We see this two-stage process as a better way to find out what you think about transport as the LTCP develops. The formal consultation in January will also show more of the detail of the LTCP, like the kinds of transport policies which may help achieve its vision and goals.
Will my feedback make a difference?
Yes. It is important we hear from people who live and work in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to better understand how we can improve transport. All of the feedback will be looked at and will help shape the plan. You can then add more feedback to our developing plan at the public consultation planned for January.
Can I tell you about a specific problem, like a bus service or a dangerous road?
Yes. This isn’t the reason for this engagement but you can tell us about something specific. We have a ‘free text’ box in the feedback form where you can tell us about it. The LTCP when complete will not cover very specific transport improvements, like improving a certain bus route or road junction. It will set out how we aim to fix problems like a lack of public transport or road safety. Any feedback you give us, even if very specific, will help us to understand the main transport issues our region faces.
Is there another way to give feedback apart from on the website?
Yes. If you, or someone you know, doesn’t use the internet and would like a paper copy of the consultation brochure and feedback form, please call the project team via freephone 0808 258 3225 and we can post them. We have also dropped off printed copies of the consultation brochure and feedback form to towns and cities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. You can pick one up at the following locations from Wednesday 3rd November:
  • Peterborough Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1RX
  • Aldi Huntingdon, 4 Edison Bell Way, Huntingdon PE29 3HG
  • Co-op Sawston, 29-31 High Street, Sawston
  • Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD
  • Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH
  • Wisbech Library, Ely Pl, Wisbech PE13 1EU
You can also contact us via email: contact@yourltcp.co.uk And we have a freepost address – ‘YOUR LTCP’.
How does the LTCP relate to the wider aims of the Combined Authority?
Transport is key to a range of big issues the Combined Authority wants to tackle. 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 / consultations that are taking place in the region?
The LTCP is the overall transport strategy for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Transport projects listed as part of the LTCP will be consulted on separately by the organisations delivering those projects. For example the Greater Cambridge Partnership is consulting separately this autumn on its City Access plan, which will aim to improve journeys across Cambridge city centre.
Who has been engaged as part of the LTCP?
As part of the process to refresh the LTCP, we will talking to many local groups (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 both the draft LTCP that we plan to consult on in January 2022, and the final agreed LTCP that is scheduled to be approved by the Combined Authority in March 2022.
Does the LTCP take account of proposed housing growth in the region?
The LTCP will look at both the proposed housing growth and the needs of existing communities.
Have you considered the impact of COVID-19 in developing the LTCP?
Yes. The impact of Covid-19 is one of the reasons why the LTCP is being refreshed. 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 plan will look at ways that digital technology and the internet can help people. This might mean greater access to jobs, education, essential services, leisure and seeing friends and family. The LTCP will aim 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 aims 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. Protecting nature and our green spaces and increasing biodiversity is a specific aim of the revamped LTCP. Improving public health is also a core aim. Improving air quality will be vital in achieving that goal. Further details on the projects and policies in the plan which will help reach these goals will be set out as it develops.

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