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Worcestershire Local Transport

Worcestershire Local Transport Board (WLTB)

Introduction

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 population basis.

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.

Administration

Submitted bids from scheme promoters

WLTB Meeting dates

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This page was last reviewed 9 September 2013 at 12:21.
The page is next due for review 8 March 2015.