Policy for Strategic Highway Infrastructure Improvements
To contribute to Corporate and
Community Plan aims of pursuing economic
prosperity and enhancing the environment by improving the highway
infrastructure in accordance with an integrated transport strategy
that promotes social inclusion, safety and provides for the local
The Council will:
- Assess the need for new schemes based on criteria
including traffic demand, economic benefit, development proposals,
social need and environmental benefits.
- Promote schemes that contribute to Regional, National and
European Policies and can be funded by grant aid.
- Identify and develop strategic transport corridors, prioritised
for improvements to public transport, cycle and pedestrian routes.
New and improved facilities such as cycle ways, bus shelters, bus
priority measures and passenger information will be provided.
- Adopt principles of sustainable development in all
- Promote schemes that integrate with other forms of transport
such as bus, rail, canal and sea.
- Promote schemes developed in conjunction with the South West
Wales Integrated Transport Consortium (SWWITCH).
- Consult with all stakeholders, including Welsh Assembly Government
relevant agencies, developers, transport users and operators,
economic forums, the local community and adjacent local
authorities, whilst developing schemes.
- Consider the needs of cyclists,
pedestrians, people with disabilities, elderly persons and children
in the design of all schemes.
- Negotiate with landowners affected by proposals whilst
continuing with compulsory purchase procedures when
This policy has cross cutting themes that complement the
Corporate Objectives for: -
- Economic Prosperity
- Confident communities
- Community Leadership
Last Updated: 03.11.2008 at 12:51