How we got here
Nestrans have spent the last two years working with our members, partners, stakeholders and the public to produce a new strategy. You may remember taking part in some of our discussion topics last year or reading the feedback we received.
The strategy has been informed by this engagement, option appraisal work, and looking at best practice from elsewhere. For a period of ten weeks from 5th August to 16th October 2020, we consulted on the draft strategy with individuals and organisations. You can read the comments received and details of how we responded.
We then spent time amending the draft based on these comments and responding to those who provided feedback.
As a result of this work, we have now produced the final documents you can see here, our Regional Transport Strategy, and it’s supporting documents; the Strategic Transport Apprsaisal, the Strategic Environmental Assessment and equalities assessments.
The Regional Transport Strategy was approved by the Nestrans Board on 10 February 2021.
The document was submitted to the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity on 24 March 2021.
The SEA is a systematic method for considering the likely environmental effects of certain plans, programmes or strategies (PPS) on the environment.
The Strategic Transport Appraisal was initiated as a means to collate and rationalise the current and future problems and opportunities within the transport system, and to act as the mechanism to facilitate the delivery of transport projects to support the Regional Economic Strategy.
This report contains the Fairer Duty Scotland, Equality Impact Assessment and the Health Inequalities Impact Assessment