Cheshire transport strategy consultation takes place | Knutsford Times

Cheshire transport strategy consultation takes place

By on June 15, 2018

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are consulting on their draft transport strategy.

The plan, which aims to boost economic growth over the next 20 years to help create a £50 billion a year economy by 2040, outlines transport investment required to accommodate the perceived increase in demand. It also seeks to make the best use of the existing transport network.

The consultation is taking place over the next 12 weeks at 


Pete Waterman, Local Transport Body chairman, said: “Ours is already an outstanding economy and we consistently punch above our weight, but we need to go further and faster to reach our true potential.

“Our strategic economic plan sets out an ambitious growth strategy building upon the existing strengths of the sub-region and the dynamic opportunities in key economic corridors and plans for future investment and development.

“The prize to be won is great – thousands of new jobs and homes, improved productivity, doubling the size of our economy and enhancing Cheshire and Warrington as an attractive, aspirational and successful place.”

The draft strategy supports Transport for the North’s wider plans ‘to transform economic growth and support increased transport demands across the north of England and north Wales’.


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