A PUBLIC consultation has been launched asking residents and businesses in East Sussex to help shape the future of local transport.
The development of the fourth Local Transport Plan for East Sussex is currently underway and members of the public have until Friday, December 9 to give their views.
The Local Transport Plan (2023-2050) will be one of the council’s most important documents as it will set out how the authority will connect people to places around and through the county over the next three decades – by walking, cycling, public transport, car or by using new forms of travel.
It will look to improve transport, deliver better access to jobs and services including education, and create safer, healthier, more sustainable and inclusive communities.
At this stage, the council wants to hear what people’s priorities are for travel and transport, the key issues they encounter, and which opportunities for improving travel across the county are important to them.
Cllr Claire Dowling, the council’s lead member for transport and environment, said: “Our next Local Transport Plan will set out a vision for what transport in East Sussex will look like in the next thirty years, and how that vision will be achieved.
“Effective, well-planned transport infrastructure is key to help tackle carbon emissions in the county.
“I encourage residents, businesses and community groups to take part in the consultation to ensure they have their say on how transport in our county will be delivered over the next thirty years.”
There are a number of ways people can participate in the six-week consultation.
Residents who would like to take part online can view the consultation via the council’s consultation hub www.eastsussex.gov.uk/localtransportplan4consultation or scan the QR code.
People can also request a copy of the consultation by calling 0345 608 0190 and return their completed survey by freepost. Copies are also available to collect from libraries across East Sussex.
Updates and further opportunities for public engagement on the plan can be found at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/localtransportplan.