Memorandum by Basingstoke and Deane (IT
INTEGRATED TRANSPORT WHITE PAPER
A report on the Government's Integrated Transport
White Paper was considered at the meeting of this Council's Planning
and Transportation Committee on Thursday 24 September 1998. The
Committee requested me to write as the Chairman to welcome the
release of the White Paper and the Government's commitment to
an Integrated Transport Policy.
The Committee was unanimous in its support for
the concept of Local Transport Plans which we agree are the key
to better integration and the programming of transport investment.
Clearly for Local Transport Plans to be truly effective, there
will be a need for constructive working which fully engages all
We appreciate that government guidance is to
be issued on the development and implementation of local Transport
Plans in September. We would like to see included in the guidance
confirmation and clarification of partnership working and the
roles and responsibilities of local authorities in this process.
Above all, the Committee was unanimous in its
view that an integrated transport policy was crucial and a priority
for inclusion in the legislative timetable.
In the meantime, this authority will continue
to pursue local transport partnership initiatives, such as Quality
Bus Partnerships and rural transport schemes.
Councillor Paula Baker
Chair of the Planning and Transportation Committee
29 September 1998