Consultation on the revised 'Existing Route Map' and new
'Integrated Network Map' for Neath Port Talbot starts on
Following approval of the Council's
Existing Route Map
(ERM) early in 2016, the Council is now consulting on a
small number of revisions to the ERM and also on the new emerging
Integrated Network Map (INM) and we want you to have your
What is Active Travel?
‘Active Travel’ means
walking and cycling for everyday short-distance journeys, such as
journeys to school, work, or for access to shops or services. It
does not include journeys purely made for recreation and social
The Active Travel
(Wales) Act 2013 requires the Council to map
and plan for suitable active travel routes within certain
settlements and publish the following two maps:
- Existing Route Map
(ERM) - identifies the existing routes that are
suitable for active travel.
- Integrated Network Map (INM) - presents
the Council’s aspirations for the next 15 years, identifying
improvements to existing routes or new routes that could be
developed and added to the active travel network.
period will run for 12 weeks, starting at midday on Monday
26th June and ending at midday on Monday 18th September
The consultation is
an opportunity for you to get involved in determining if the routes
are fit for purpose? Are the routes mapped accurately? Do you think
they meet the standards? Have any routes been missed?
Everybody and any
organisation interested in Active Travel and the development of the
ERM and INM in Neath Port Talbot are invited to take
Where Can I See the Maps?
document can also be viewed or downloaded below:
Active Travel - ERM and INM Consultation Document (June'17)
Printed copies of
all relevant documents will be available for public inspection
during normal opening hours at each of the Civic Centres and at any
of the libraries across the County Borough.
events will also be held over the summer where you will be able to
view the proposals and discuss them directly with
- Aberafan Shopping Centre, Port Talbot: Tuesday 20th
- Gwyn Hall, Neath: Wednesday 28th June
- Pontardawe Arts Centre: (Date TBC -
How Can I Comment?
consultation questionnaire can be submitted directly online
questionnaires can be submitted directly online at any of the
Council’s Civic Centres or libraries where the staff will be happy
to: Nicola Pearce, Head of Planning and Public
Protection, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, The Quays,
Brunel Way, Baglan Energy Park, Neath, SA11 2GG.
If you wish to
submit the questionnaire via e-mail or post, you will need to use
the following form:
Active Travel Questionnaire
Comments received cannot
be treated as confidential. All comments will be made available for
public inspection and placed on this website.
The deadline for
comments is midday on Monday 18th September 2017. Comments
received after the deadline will not be
What Happens Next?
All responses to the
consultation will be reviewed by the Council's 'Regeneration and
Sustainable Development Cabinet Board', together with any necessary
amendments that are needed to the ERM and/or INM. Once approved,
the maps will be submitted to the Welsh Government for Ministerial
approval early in November 2017.
For More Information
If you require further
information in regard to any aspect of the Active Travel maps, you
can contact the Council direct either by telephone: 
686845 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
can write to us using the address above or