Planning - transport policy

What is a Local Transport Plan?

The Local Transport Plan is an important tool to help councils, our partners and our local communities plan for transport in a way that best meets the needs of the local area. It is a statutory requirement of the Local Transport Act, 2008 to have one.

What is the Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3)?

We have completed the third Local Transport Plan for Derby that covers the next 15 years from April 2011 to March 2026.

LTP3 is about planning for Derby’s transport needs.  We have carried out a major review of transport in Derby and will continue to work with our partners to understand transport-related problems in the city over the next fifteen years.

During the LTP3 period (2011–2026) we will make best use of the transport assets we have, such as our roads and support low cost and low carbon alternatives to the car, such as walking, cycling and using public transport. At the same time, we will take care of our infrastructure such as our roads.

Improving health and quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits Derby is also important and through the local transport plan,we will work to improve safety, air quality and the level of satisfaction with the city’s transport services

The previous local transport plan, LTP2, was produced jointly between Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils and covered the period from 2006 to 2011. If you would like a copy of LTP2 on disk, please contact us

LTP3 covers the Derby city administrative area and is split into four parts:

Executive Summary

This is a summary of the full LTP3 strategy


This strategy document is from 2011 to 2026. It describes our vision for Derby in 2026, the long term transport strategy for Derby, and how we will achieve it. It also describes the process we have gone through to develop it including consultation across the city, technical analysis and assessment of the impact of transport schemes on health, economic prosperity and the environment.

Implementation plan

We have published an updated Implementation Plan detailing our short term transport priorities for Derby from 2015 to 2017. It includes our plans for funding and implementing schemes.


This appendices document contains supporting information such as risk management, testing results, consultation details and a glossary of terms.

There are also a number of supporting documents strategy option result paper and options development paper that informed the LTP3.

What is a strategic environmental assessment (SEA)?

We are required by law to carry out a strategic environmental assessment of the LTP3 under the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004. 

The SEA process allows us, the government, the public and others to understand what the possible positive and negative environmental effects of the LTP3 are likely to be, and ensures that the environment has been considered during the development of the LTP3. 

There are a number of documents that link to the SEA that explain how we have considered how transport schemes could affect Derby’s environment.  One of these documents is an environmental statement which explains how we used the SEA in the development of the plan. We have also produced a non technical summary which explains the full SEA process.

What impact will the LTP3 have on people in Derby?

We have carried out what’s known as an equalities impact assessment to make sure that our proposals considered all groups of people in Derby including those with disabilities.

Useful forms


Contact details

Post address:
Transport Planning
Derby LTP
Strategic Partnerships
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 640815
Minicom: 01332 640666
Transport Planning
Derby LTP
Strategic Partnerships - Planning & Transportation
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street