Call for Lichfield residents to join county’s transport debate

Lichfield Trent Valley railway station. Pic: Matt Thorpe

Lichfield Trent Valley railway station. Pic: Matt Thorpe

Travel experts are inviting Lichfield residents and businesses to get involved in planning the future of transport in Staffordshire.

The County Council is currently working on the third Local Transport Plan (LTP) and wants people to give their views on how to keep Staffordshire moving.

The LTP covers the future of roads, rail, cycling and footpaths in the county. As well as the personal impacts, the plan examines the environmental, social, health and economic impacts the transport network will have on the county between 2011 and 2026.

Staffordshire County Councillor Robert Marshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Infrastructure, said that it was crucial that people got involved in transport planning. He added:

“Having an efficient, modern transport network is key to Staffordshire’s success. Everyone in the county will be affected by the Local Transport Plan, so people should take the opportunity to get involved and have their say. If you register your interest on the website we will keep you directly updated with the latest developments.

“The latest LTP will propose a plan of major improvements to our transport network that will be carried out between 2011 and 2026. It really forms the basis of Staffordshire’s future.”

More information on the LTP can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/ltp.

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