Introduction and background

A Local Transport Board (LTB) has been set up by partner organisations to manage funding that is likely to be devolved from the Department for Transport, either driectly or to the LEP, for major local transport schemes across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay.  The LTB is independent body that works closely with the LEP and Local Authorities to secure funding for transport schemes across the HotSW area.

This funding will support delivery of larger transport schemes (those which cost over £3m) in local authority areas during the next Comprehensive Spending Review period from 2015 to 2019.   Similar boards are being established in each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area across England.

The Board comprises of an elected Member from each of our local transport authorities – Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset – together with representatives from the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Network Rail and the Highways Agency.

The Board considers highway and public transport schemes put forward by our local transport authorities, and prioritise them according to agreed criteria for funding. There are likely to be separate funding arrangements for transport schemes which improve nationally strategic routes.

For further information about the background behind the LTB, please download the Development of the Initial Programme document.

More information can be found by clicking the links on the right hand side.

If you need more information or information in a different format email or write to:
Andrew Ardley, Local Transport Board Secretariat, Planning Transportation & Environment, Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD.