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Strategies, Plans and Bids

Bromsgrove Strategic Transport Assessment (Spring 2021)

Bromsgrove District Council alongside Worcestershire County Council has commissioned a Strategic Transport Assessment (STA).  An outcome of the STA is to provide an assessment of key transport corridors and locations for all modes of transport. This information can be used to test options for new development to understand what transport infrastructure will be required in the future. 

The first stage of the work will be to put together an evidence base of all the transport issues which the district faces. This is important be able to clearly see geographically across the whole of the district where there are issues.

Using this evidence, a range of options will then be tested to see what the likely impacts of development will be on the transport infrastructure we currently have. If new infrastructure is required the assessment will begin to identify the possible solutions. All of this information will be fed in the Local Plan review to help inform decisions on where new development could go and how infrastructure is funded.

Any relevant updates and the full assessment will be published here in full when completed.

Emergency active travel corridors

On 9 May 2020, the Government announced £2 billion funding for walking and cycling, with the first £250 million to be made available immediately to local authorities as an emergency active travel fund to deliver measures to tackle COVID-19. For more information please visit our Emergency active travel corridors page.

Local pinch point fund

The Budget 2018 announced the creation of a £150 million fund for high-impact schemes to help address congestion pinch points and to reduce congestion on local roads. Following on from this, in the summer of 2019 the Government invited local authorities to bid for a share of this fund, with £75 million to be awarded in each financial year 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023. For more information on the local pinch point fund please visit the Local pinch point fund page.

National productivity investment fund

As part of the Autumn Statement 2016 the Government announced the creation of a national productivity investment fund (NPIF) worth in total £23bn. NPIF is for investment in areas that are key to boosting productivity: transport, digital communications, research and development (R&D), and housing. For more information please visit the National productivity investment fund page.

A Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Bid for Tranche 2B (2019/2020)

Worcestershire County Council has submitted a bid to the Department for Transport for the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund 2019/20. Please download the Tranche 2B bid document for further information.

A Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Bid for Tranche 2A (2017/2018)

Worcestershire County Council has submitted a bid to the Department for Transport for the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund 2017/18. Please download the Tranche 2A bid document for further information.