Decision details

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Endorsement of the plan to enable ESCC & their partners to utilise the document to secure funding.


21.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.


21.2     It was RESOLVED to:


(1)  note the outcomes of the recent consultation and to approve the draft East Sussex Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan; and

(2)  agree the actions necessary to maintain the Local Cycling and Walking Plan as a living document and develop a future pipeline of cycling and walking schemes as outlined in paragraph 2.13 of the report.




21.3     The development of the first draft East Sussex Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), in line with Government guidance, establishes the strategic approach to identifying and delivering cycling and walking measures and initiatives across the County. This will support the case for future revenue and capital Government funding for cycling and walking and help meet with future requirements placed on local authorities by the new Government inspectorate, ‘Active Travel England’. The implications of the Active Travel Inspectorate are likely to be focussed on schemes requiring adherence to the new government strategy on active travel and supplementary scheme design guidance, to undertake thorough consultation that is representative of all local views and to fully monitor and evaluate schemes. The DfT has intimated that performance in relation to these areas will determine future funding.


21.4     The LCWIP will significantly contribute to supporting the County Council priorities relating to climate change, economic growth and recovery and health and wellbeing. The draft LCWIP will also be a supporting document to the updated Local Transport Plan. Actions were noted that will support the LCWIP being a living document and  will assist in developing a future pipeline of cycling and walking schemes



Report author: Lisa Simmonds

Publication date: 30/09/2021

Date of decision: 30/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Cabinet

Current call-in Count: 0

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