Decision details

Draft Crawley Transport Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek Cabinet approval to go out to public consultation on a Crawley Transport Strategy, which sets out a vision for future transport infrastructure and services in Crawley whilst also presenting in outline proposals for the first phase of delivery towards that vision.


The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development presented report PES/341 of the Head of Economy and Planning which sought approval to commence a period of public consultation on the draft Crawley Transport Strategy (Appendix A of report PES/341). The draft strategy was acknowledged as an aspiration document, as the Council did not hold responsibility for transport, but it did set out some clear direction that the Council and its partners should be working toward for the betterment of the Borough.


Councillor Crow was invited to speak on the item, commenting that he welcomed the intention of the document.


Councillors Irvine and Mullins spoke as part of the discussion in support of the report and the associated draft strategy.


It was noted that there would be some clerical corrections made to the draft strategy prior to it being released for consultation.





The Cabinet


a)         review “New Directions for Crawley”, the borough’s new draft Transport Strategy (attached as Appendix A to report PES/341), and approve the draft for public consultation.


b)         delegates authority to the Head of Economy and Planning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, to make minor amendments to the Crawley Transport Strategy in response to the consultation. (Generic Delegation 7 will be used to enact this recommendation).



Reasons for the Recommendations


To commence the process of establishing a Transport Strategy for Crawley, which:


·         Seeks to provide a vision, rationale and framework to enable an integrated approach to improving access and transport throughout Crawley.


·         Includes issues and options on how Borough wide transport provision can be improved and how the Council can respond in relation to its own service delivery


·         Presents priorities for scheme delivery as the first phase towards delivery of the strategy’s vision


·         Seeks to make the case for further external funds to invest in Crawley’s sustainable transport infrastructure.

Report author: Clem Smith

Publication date: 22/01/2020

Date of decision: 15/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

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