Devolving Local Major Transport Schemes
The Department for Transport’s (DfT) proposals for devolving major scheme funding
were launched on 31 January 2012. The DfT has now published its analysis of the
consultation responses. This confirms that Local Transport Bodies (LTBs) centred
on existing Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas in most cases represents
the choice of respondents.
It is proposed that LTBs will commission schemes to be delivered by local highway
authorities and other delivery agencies. Setting up the governance structure and
preparing a priority framework for schemes is the first set of tasks for these
Having worked with several Local Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships
around the country, the notes below share our perspectives on the key issues
involved in this process.
You may also be interested to know that Parsons Brinckerhoff was the co-author of
the CIHT’s report to Government about funding infrastructure, entitled ‘An
Action Plan for Change’. This was published on 17 February 2012 and can be
viewed using the link below.
Note: Governance - Managing the Risks
This note offers some perspectives for local authorities and LEPs as they
consider the governance and management issues involved in setting up LTBs. The
perspectives below consider the new arrangements in terms of the risks at stake
and ways of mitigating and managing those risks.
Governance - Managing the Risks
Note: Perspectives Paper
This note provided perspectives for Local Authorities and Local Enterprise
partnerships as they considered their responses to the initial DfT consultation.
Infrastructure Funding and Delivery - An Action Plan for Change
Infrastructure Funding and Delivery: An Action Plan for Change