Decision details

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve a draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) that has been developed for Crawley for consultation. The LCWIP is a costed plan which identifies a borough-wide cycle network and walking zones/routes to enable a significant increase in cycling and walking.

Developed in line with Department for Transport guidance, the LCWIP details a programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment and is a key document to inform the Local Plan.





That the Cabinet:


a)         approves the draft Crawley LCWIP that has been developed for consultation


b)         delegates authority to the Head of Economy and Planning*, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, to consider the responses to the consultation and either:


i)          make minor amendments to the Crawley LCWIP in response to the consultation and adopt the amended the LCWIP*


ii)         if there are major amendments required to the draft plan then produce an updated version of the Crawley LCWIP follow further Cabinet consideration and adoption.


*(Generic Delegation 7 will be used to enact this recommendation).



Reasons for the Recommendations


The LCWIP provides a key document to inform the planning authority Local Plan. This enables clear discussions with developers on providing safe, accessible, connected, people-centred neighbourhoods for homes and business, ensuring full linkage with the wider town cycle network and formally evaluated walking routes.


Having an LCWIP will put Crawley Borough Council in a favourable position to apply for government funding for walking & cycling schemes when this comes forward.

Report author: Louise Skipton-Carter

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/06/2020 - Cabinet

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