Local Transport Plan
Our fifth Local Transport Plan will set out our outcomes and priorities for transport and travel across the city to 2030 and what we need to do to deliver them.
Local Transport Plan 5 (LTP5)
We are developing our fifth Local Transport Plan (LTP5) for Brighton & Hove to deliver our 2030 transport vision for the city:
‘Better connected residents, businesses and visitors, for an improved quality of life in a healthy, inclusive and carbon neutral city.’
LTP5 will set out our outcomes and priorities for transport and travel across the city to 2030 and what we need to do to deliver them. It will help everyone move around the city more safely, sustainably, and easily, and for the cleaner transport of goods, from the restocking of shops and restaurants to online deliveries.
It will support our move towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030, along with other plans and strategies relating to air quality, accessibility, the economy and health, and our City Plan, which guides future development. It will also help the city’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
LTP5 will be based on important principles that build on the work that we’ve already done. We want to reduce the need for people to travel, change how they travel and create more transport that is low or zero emission and powered by renewable energy.
Autumn 2021 public consultation
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey, attended one of our public drop-in sessions or other events during our autumn 2021 public consultation on our direction of travel for developing LTP5, which includes a number of priorities and principles for future travel in the city, along with a range of projects that we are already delivering or exploring.
The outcome of the public consultation was reported to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) Committee in March 2022.
Based on the feedback from the public consultation, the committee approved amendments to some of the principles, priority areas and initial set of proposed interventions set out in the ‘direction of travel’ consultation document.
Read the autumn 2021 consultation report.
The initial public consultation will inform the development of the full LTP5 document. This will be subject to further consultation. The council is waiting for the publication of new guidance for preparing LTPs from the government. This will set out the requirements for producing the document. It will include how to estimate the carbon impacts of proposed interventions.
We expect the initial government guidance in spring 2023 and the completion of the new LTP in 2024.
In the meantime, we will continue progressing and delivering on the wide range of interventions included in the initial consultation document. These include:
- affordable bus travel
- School Streets
- walking and cycling improvements
- a Liveable City Centre
- expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone
- electric vehicle charging points
- creating more liveable neighbourhoods
Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4)
The Local Transport Plan 4 document was approved by the city council in March 2015. It is the fourth Local Transport Plan and is therefore referred to as LTP4.
It sets out priorities, projects and programmes that need to be progressed in the future to help people move around the city more safely, sustainably, and easily.
The three main ways in which the council will help keep the city moving are:
- maintaining and renewing the transport network and its infrastructure to increase resilience.
- managing movement on the transport network, changing travel behaviour and informing people’s travel choices in dynamic ways to increase efficiency and sustainability.
- improving sustainable and accessible transport infrastructure, connections, information and options to link people with places and communities, and provide a safer and more attractive environment.
The plan includes a long-term strategy for delivering transport improvements that look ahead to 2030. The plan also includes a short-term Delivery Plan focussed on the next 4 years (2015/16 – 2018/19). This is primarily based on the £20.3 million worth of capital funding that the government will provide during this period.
How has the plan been developed?
The plan has been developed based on existing knowledge and information; approved plans and strategies; and evidence and data from within Brighton & Hove and the wider Greater Brighton City Region area.
Consultation and engagement with established partnerships and stakeholders helped to shape the plan and identify priorities, projects and programmes that need to be progressed in the future to help people move around the city more safely, sustainably, and easily.
Why has the plan been developed?
The government introduced the requirement for councils to have a Local Transport Plan in 2000.
Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3)
The third Local Transport Plan (LTP3) was agreed upon in May 2011. It has now been replaced by the fourth Local Transport Plan. You can read about Local Transport Plan 3:
Local Sustainable Transport Fund
The council made a bid to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) in Spring 20011.
See our application:
- Application Front Cover [pdf 23KB]
- Contents Page [pdf 8KB]
- Thematic Map [pdf 1.06MB]
- Application [pdf 228KB]
- Letters of Support [pdf 3.89 MB]
- Appendices [pdf 22KB]
- Department for Transport White Paper: "Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon: Making Sustainable Local Transport Happen"
Better Bus Areas
The council made a bid to the Department for Transport Better Bus Areas fund in February 2012, see the submitted bid document for further details [PDF 4.2mb]. We are expecting to hear the outcome by the end of March 2012.