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Melton Mowbray Transport Strategy

We want to hear people's views on proposals to reduce traffic problems in Melton

Have your say on our interim transport strategy for Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray Transport Strategy 

Give your views

You can comment from 20 January 2021 until 7 March 2021

As well as the main survey above, we're also opening an online forum which provides the opportunity for additional experiences, ideas and views as part of the development and delivery of both the interim and full Melton Mowbray Transport Strategy.

You can visit this online forum as often as you like - to see what other people have said or to leave extra comments until the engagement exercise closes.

To take part in the online forum:

If you require a copy of the materials or survey in an alternative format, please contact MMTS@leics.gov.uk or write to: 

Melton Mowbray Transport Strategy
Strategy & Policy
Room 700
Leicestershire County Council
Have Your Say
FREEPOST NAT18685
Leicester
LE3 8XR

Summary of the strategy

We're asking for people's views on a major transport plan for Melton Mowbray.

A six-week engagement exercise has now launched on the interim Melton Mowbray Transport Strategy (MMTS), and we're encouraging people to have their say.

We know that Melton has been  blighted for years by significant traffic congestion which has impacted on residents' lives, the efficiency of its businesses and has limited the town's ability to grow which will be so important in post-Covid-19 times.

Among the suggestions and ideas outlined in the strategy are:

  • Proposals for improving the walking and cycling network;
  • The possibility of a ‘bus hub’ – a type of mini bus station – to support passenger transport provision;
  • Re-classifying and re-signing town roads as well as re-routing lorries to encourage as much traffic as possible to use the distributor road.

The strategy also provides a clear framework for securing developer contributions towards the delivery of the strategy and to support further bids to government for future funding.

We know the proposed north and east distributor road - secured with £50m of Government money - will make a difference by easing traffic and improving journey times.

But the road alone – as welcome as it is – is not sufficient to support the planned growth of the town and surrounding area.

It needs to form part of a wider package of measures to help address the town’s existing traffic problems, support the growth of the town and to achieve wider objectives, including environmental factors such as encouraging more walking and cycling

What happens next?

When the engagement exercise closes, we will analyse the feedback and review the proposals.

The reviewed proposals and engagement findings will be presented to the council’s cabinet later in the year where a decision will be made on how to proceed.

If you require clarification or assistance on any of the information provided above, please email MMTS@leics.gov.uk

Interested in cycling and walking?

If you are interested in cycling and walking in the Melton area, the county council is developing a Cycling and Walking Strategy (CaWS). The strategy's aim is to help people make more sustainable travel choices, create healthier communities, improve air quality and reduce congestion and carbon emissions.

An online survey has been launched, which can be viewed at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/cycling-and-walking-survey. The CaWS engagement closes on 10 March.

 

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