Consultation on the Local Transport Action Plan and the LCWIP is now open until 14 March 2021. Please note the FAQs will be added to and updated throughout the period of consultation as necessary.

The Devon and Torbay Local Transport Plan 2011-2026 sets out how transport should be delivered over the next 15 years. It is the adopted Council policy document on transport and guides all transport development.

Specific projects are not included in the Local Transport Plan Strategy, as they will be developed on an individual basis separately, using the Transport Plan as a foundation to ensure any transport scheme meets the aims and vision of the Council.

The plan was developed over an 18 month period and has been shaped by both national aims and local priorities. Both key stakeholders and members of the public have been involved in identifying the transport needs of the area. The outcomes of this are summarised in the consultation report below.

The document is split into two parts. The Strategy document covers a 15 year period and sets out how improvements to the way people move around across all modes of transport will be achieved throughout the County (excluding Plymouth).

The latest Implementation Plan for Torbay covers a 5 year period from April 2016 – March 2021. This plan follows on from a previous Implementation Plan which covered the period of 2011-2015. The current Implementation Plan sets out how the Strategy aims will be delivered in the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. It lays out the likely funding that will be received to improve transport services and what this will mean for each mode of transport.

LTP3 Strategy
Sets out the vision and priorities for transport in Torbay and Devon for the next fifteen years covering the period 2011-2026.
LTP3 Torbay Implementation Plan (2016/17 - 2020/21)
This document is the Council’s current Implementation Plan setting out the projects the Council is committed to delivering and how new projects will be developed over the next 5 years. It was adopted by the Council in October 2016.
Torbay Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)
Consultation Version
Local Transport Action Plan 2021 to 2026
Consultation Version

Consultation on new LTP Action Plan (2021-2026)

The Council is currently consulting on a new LTP Action Plan (Local Transport Action Plan 2021-2026) which will follow on from the previous 5 year plans and form the final implementation plan for the existing LTP Strategy 2011-2026. We are also consulting at the same time on a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

What is the Local Transport Action Plan?

The purpose of the plan is to set out the planned investments and commitment of the transport capital grant received from Government, alongside other funding the Council has or is able to achieve.  This Action Plan principally proposes capital transport projects as opposed to revenue interventions.  However, the Authority recognises the importance of revenue investments where possible to do so as well.  This involves scheme development, travel planning and service support.

This Action Plan forms the third and final plan associated with the existing strategy, running from 2021 to 2026.  It is important to ensure it aligns to the strategic objectives and addresses any outstanding matters from the LTP that require action. The new version of the plan also seeks to align with a new Community and Corporate Plan which prioritises action to tackle climate change, supporting people to thrive and the economy.

How and on what basis has the plan been produced so far? 

Council officers in conjunction with Councillor engagement have produced a plan which represents projects which are in the ‘pipeline’ and have agreement for delivery over the short term (e.g. Edginswell Station). The plan also includes funding streams and projects for a number of schemes anticipated to be developed in more detail over the next 5 years such as electric charging points, new walking and cycling infrastructure, maintenance and public transport. The projects respond directly to anticipated available budgets, the existing LTP strategy as well as the aims of the Council and community.

What is the benefit of having a plan like this?

The plan sets out clearly the range and extent of funding which will be provided to deliver different transport projects across the next 5 years. The document forms the final 5 year action plan of a general 15 year strategy and provides a plan for investment and transparency to the community and other stakeholders.

How can I find out more about the plan?

The Council will be sharing information on the plan and inviting your views in a number of ways. The plan itself will be made available online and promoted through social media channels. In addition, consultation meetings with particular groups, such as Community Partnerships will be undertaken as well as an online event for the general community (see below).

How can I provide my views on the plan?

The consultation regarding the Local Transport Plan and the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan will close at the end of Sunday 14 March. So please do take the time to provide feedback prior to then on these two documents. This can be done in the following ways:

  • A consultation survey is available online.
  • Comments can also be provided directly by e-mail to
  • If you would like to arrange a conversation with the Council regarding this consultation, please do get in touch and we would be more than happy to facilitate a discussion.

We will be hosting an open public interactive Zoom meeting on Wednesday 3 March (5-7pm). This meeting will offer the opportunity for you to:

  • hear from some of the team who have worked on the draft plans
  • have an opportunity to participate in a series of virtual polls during the meeting to interactively provide feedback on issues relating to travel in Torbay
  • be able to listen to and participate in a question and answer session

To access this Zoom meeting, please use the following link on Wednesday 3 March in time for the meeting when it starts at 5pm - The Meeting ID is 929 8775 0771.

It is not necessary to pre-book to attend this meeting, however if you do plan on attending do please drop us a line so we can best gage numbers. If you have any particular queries you would like to be addressed, we would be grateful if you could raise them with the team (via prior to the meeting and we will seek to ensure they are covered.

How will the results of the community engagement be used and how can I see them?

The community engagement results will be presented in a report and appear on the Council’s website. The Council’s response to the results will be published alongside any changes to the plan.


LTP3 Torbay Implementation Plan (2011/12 - 2015/16)
This document set out how the Council expected to deliver transport schemes in the first 5 year period of the LTP Strategy. This document has now been replaced by the 2nd Implementation Plan.
Consultation Report
This document reports on the outcomes of the two main stages of consultation for the LTP3.
Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report
Summarises the results of both stages, including the results of the scoping exercise, feedback and changes made to the evidence base and method as a result of consultation on the scoping report.
LTP3 Evidence Report
This report outlines current data and facts about Devon and Torbay circa 2009, and where possible offers past data in order to establish data trends. The aim is to provide a picture of Devon and Torbay past and present.
Equality and Health Impact Assessment
The Health and Equality Impact Assessment was a framework to assess the possible health and equality impacts of all interventions proposed in the Local Transport Plan, and especially to mitigate or reduce altogether unintended impacts.
Habitats Regulations Assessment: Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment - April 2011
This HRA Report sets out the findings of the Appropriate Assessment to determine whether the Torbay Council LTP3 Strategy and Implementation Plan either alone or in combination with other plans or projects, is likely to have a significant adverse effect on the range of Natura 2000 sites located within the immediate surrounds of the Unitary Authority area. For more information see Section 1.4 of the report.