Worcestershire Local Transport Board (WLTB)
During January 2012 the Department for
Transport (DfT) published a consultation paper, entitled Devolving
Local Major Transport Schemes. This detailed how major scheme
funding for local infrastructure projects could be devolved to a
local level for the spending review period 2015/16 to
2018/19. It the sought views of Local Authorities (LAs),
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and other relevant groups. The
consultation proposed a number of options but the intention was to
see Local Transport Boards (LTBs) established in order to decide
which transport investments should be prioritised locally and to
ensure that an effective delivery programme is achieved. The LTBs
are to have a similar geographical area to LEPs (or groups of LEPs)
because the DfT's intention was for funding to be allocated on a
During September 2012 the DfT published
guidance requesting LAs and LEPs to forward proposals by the end of
2012 (subsequently February 2013) for governance, financial
management, accountability and evidencing value for money in the
event that major transport funding were devolved to LTBs. In
response to the DfT's objectives, the Worcestershire Local
Transport Board (WLTB) was established to prioritise and oversee
the delivery of local major transport with its influence confined
to the administrative boundaries of the Worcestershire LEP and
Worcestershire County Council (WCC).
The DfT required LTBs to publish and submit to
them a prioritised list of schemes by July 2013. Although the
individual schemes do not require DfT approval, the list will
provide them with important information on the overall
deliverability of the programme and will form part of evidence for
future central government spending rounds and demonstrate the
effectiveness of devolved major local schemes.
Submitted bids from scheme promoters
WLTB Meeting dates
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