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Herefordshire Council is seeking views on a draft plan that will map out the future of the county’s highways network.

The Network Management Plan is a strategy that governs how the council manages our highways network and ensures that residents, visitors, businesses and local communities get the best out of this important asset.

The plan is being updated and is proposed to cover the period 2019 – 2034 alongside our Local Transport Plan.

Our objective is that the updated Network Management Plan will help to:

  • Encourage economic growth
  • Provide a good quality highway network for all users
  • Promote healthy lifestyles, particularly through active travel
  • Make journeys safer and easier
  • Ensure access to services for those living in rural areas

We are currently consulting on our draft Network Management Plan and are seeking your views and feedback on our objectives, priorities and action plan.

Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport, said: “We are currently consulting on our draft Network Management Plan and we would love to hear your views and feedback. The thoughts of residents, businesses and utilities providers will be vital in helping us shape our objectives, priorities and action plan.

“Transport is so important in enabling our economy to grow and helping to improve quality of life for local people. This new plan will help to improve access to services, tackle congestion, improve air quality, make our roads safer and promote greater levels of active travel. What we really want is an improved, sustainable, efficient and resilient local transport network that people can rely on. Please, if you haven’t yet had the chance, help us by sharing your views.”

The consultation questionnaire is open until Friday 4 October.

For more information or to complete the questionnaire, please visit our website.

Published: Thursday, 19th September 2019