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Plans and strategies

Moving Rutland Forward (MRF) - Local Transport Plan 4

Moving Rutland Forward – Rutland’s Fourth Local Transport Plan, sets out our long term vision for transport within the County. Moving Rutland Forward was approved in September 2019 and is available to download, along with the following supporting documents:

  • Summary document
  • Implementation Plan
  • Evidence Base
  • Strategic environmental assessment, habitats regulation assessment, health impact assessment and equality impact assessments
  • Moving Rutland Forward Consultation Report
  • Moving Rutland Forward - Progress report one (period 2019/20)

If you would like to see our old plans; Local Transport Plan 3, Local Transport Plan 2 and Local Transport Plan 1, please contact us.    

Rutland Bus Service Improvement Plan

In March 2021 the Government launched a new National Bus Strategy: ‘Bus Back Better’ which sets out a fast-paced and ambitious vision to dramatically improve bus services in England outside London through making the bus a practical and attractive alternative to the car.

To deliver this vision in Rutland we, alongside local bus operators, must work together with local communities to plan and deliver services that are: more frequent, more reliable, easier to understand and use, better co-ordinated, and cheaper with simpler fares. 

Our plans to deliver this are set in Rutland's Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), which replaces our previous Passenger Transport Strategy published in 2019. 

The BSIP is available to download from the bar on the right hand side.

Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Our Rights of Way Improvement Plan (approved in September 2019) sets out our vision for managing Rutland's extensive public rights of way network so that it meets our present and future needs. The plan is available to download from the bar on the right hand side.

Travel surveys

In April 2016 we ran a Countywide travel survey asking residents to share their views on travelling around Rutland. Over 3600 completed surveys were returned to us. A summary of the results is available for you to download.  

Grant bids

Emergency Active Travel Fund - tranche 2 bid

We have recently submitted a bid under the Government's Emergency Active Travel Fund - tranche 2. The objective of the fund is to help local authorities provide safer walking and cycling provisions, whilst in the short term helping to provide alternative means of travel to the bus, during the Covid 19 pandemic.

RCC have been successful in securing just over £36,000 to put towards walking and cycling provisions.

Our bid documents (including amended bid) and consultation plans can be downloaded below.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

In 2012 we won £4 million from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. We used this money to carry out transport upgrades for the County. These upgrades were part of our ‘Travel4Rutland’ project and included a new bus station in Oakham, the creation of several joint cycleway/footways and the trial of a tourist bus and employment buses. A copy of our application form and supporting documents can be downloaded.

Access fund for Sustainable Travel

We recently submitted an application for grant funding to the Department for Transport's 'Access Fund for Sustainable Travel.' Our project bid, titled 'Travel4Rutland+' had three main targets: 

  • Improve access to employment
  • Increase levels of physical activity
  • Improve connectivity

Unfortunately our bid was unsuccessful, but if you would like to view a copy of our application form you can find it in the download section.

Transport and highway concerns

Highways and transport concerns are considered by a dedicated Highway and Transport Working Group. For further information please see the Highway and transport concern section of the website.

Highways and Transport Concerns

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