Supporting strategies

We've created a strategy for each specific area of transport planning, which support the main Local Transport Plan document:

Accessibility Strategy


The Accessibility Strategy (PDF 3.03MB) aims to provide an assessment of the accessibility of key services and facilities including education, employment, health, leisure and shopping within Hertfordshire for residents of the county. The information within the document will both inform and be built upon through the development of the other Local Transport Plan supporting documents, each of which develop specific topics or consider geographical areas in more detail and therefore provide appropriate delivery vehicles for initiating accessibility improvements and developing action plans at the more local level.

Active travel strategy

The active travel strategy aims to encourage walking and cycling trips to improve health, the environment, congestion and the economy.

A new active travel strategy is currently under development and will be available in July 2020.

Active travel strategy appendix

Appendix 1: goals and challenges of LTP3

Appendix 2: Key county strategies

Appendix 3: Table of AQMA sites in Hertfordshire 2013 

Appendix 4: Policy objectives

Appendix 5: Key activity recommendations for age groups

Appendix 6a: SEA full report

Appendix 6b: SEA assessment

Appendix 6c: Active travel baseline data 

Appendix 7: Equality impact assessment

Active travel strategy consultation

The active travel strategy consultation provided clear policy leads and identified barriers and interventions to encourage active travel within the county.

Active travel strategy consultation appendix

Air Quality Strategy

The Air Quality Strategy and Implementation Plan sets out our position on air quality, and includes our strategic vision, aims and objectives that will hold us to account in playing our part in improving air quality for Hertfordshire. This document also acknowledges the work that the District/Borough councils do monitoring air quality and designating Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs).

Intalink Bus Strategy

The Intalink Bus Strategy sets out the county council’s proposals to work with bus operators and local authorities to improve bus travel, and sets out in greater detail plans to grow the local bus network to support LTP4 and a shift to more sustainable modes.

The Intalink Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme is a statutory document detailing how the partnership will work, and supersedes the existing voluntary partnership.

Growth and Transport Plans

Growth and Transport plans will include a detailed approach to delivering the policies and objectives of the Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) by focusing on more localised areas and corridors of Hertfordshire. Each plan will consider current and future challenges and identify interventions aligned to the LTP4 objectives.

A series of Growth and Transport Plans are currently being developed and will undergo public consultation. They will then be made available once they have been finalised and adopted during 2020.

South West Herts Growth and Transport Plans

Supporting papers

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Network Management Strategy

A network management strategy is currently under development and will be available by December 2020. The strategy aims to identify strategic routes and which interventions will be prioritised, make more efficient use of the highway network, and also define a Road Hierarchy.

Rail strategy

The rail strategy was developed to meet four objectives: support competitiveness, economic growth and population growth, and to provide a sustainable service.

A new rail strategy is currently under development and will be available in July 2020.

Rights of way improvement plan

The rights of way improvement plan provides recommendations for the future management of, and investment in, the rights of way network.  

Roads in Hertfordshire

The Roads in Hertfordshire – Highway Design Guide incorporates the policy and legal framework for developments and sets out how improvements to the highway network must be designed to follow a philosophy of sustainability, recommending new ideas about shared use and designs with less domination by motorised traffic. It can be found by visiting Highways Development Management.

A new Roads in Hertfordshire Design Guide is currently under development and will be made available by December 2020. 

Road safety strategy

The road safety strategy seeks to promote a safer and greener highway in order to reduce and prevent road casualties.

A new road safety strategy is currently under development and will be available in 2020.

Rural transport strategy

The rural transport strategy (PDF 5.7MB)opening in a new window aims to ensure that transport services in rural areas enable people to access important destinations and services. It also seeks to encourage residents to travel by methods other than car.

The Rural Transport Best Practise Study researches best practises regarding rural sustainable transport schemes and policies which have been, or will be implemented in other areas nationally, and how these methodologies and options could possibly be implemented in Hertfordshire.

SMoTs (Sustainable Modes of Travel)

The SMoTs Strategy 2019-20 (PDF 3MB) Opening a new window sets out the vision to increase opportunities for children and young people to travel to, from and between schools and colleges by sustainable modes. It provides a breakdown of existing school travel patterns and outlines the actions and processes that will be adopted to improve the viability of sustainable travel.

Speed management strategy

The speed management strategy was reviewed following government guidelines (PDF 212kb) Opening a new window released in 2013. The strategy was developed with the help of the county's constabulary. It introduces zonal rural speed limits and increases the number of roads that could have 20mph speed limits.

A new speed management strategy is currently under development and will be available in Summer 2020.

TAMP (Transport Asset Management Plan)

The Transport Asset Management Plan 2008 (PDF 1.2MB) Opening a new window provides a strategic approach that identifies the optimal allocation of resources for the management, operation, preservation and enhancement of the highway infrastructure to meet the needs of current and future customers.

A new Hertfordshire Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP) is currently being developed and should be available by the end of 2020.



Urban transport plans

Urban transport plans (UTPs) have been created by us to focus transport improvements within a specific area.

They support the Local Transport Plan which sets out the transport priorities for the county. Schemes in the Urban Transport Plans will be developed over the life of the plan subject to funding being available.

UTPS have been developed in each of our county's districts and boroughs:

Broxbourne Borough Council

Hoddesdon and Broxbourne

The UTP for Hoddesdon and Broxbourne was developed in partnership with Broxbourne Borough Council. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in March 2012.

Cheshunt and Waltham Cross

The UTP for Waltham Cross and Cheshunt was developed in partnership with Broxbourne Borough Council. It was endorsed by our Highways and the Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2010.

Additional documents

Dacorum Borough Council

Hemel Hempstead

The UTP for Hemel Hempstead was produced by JMP consultants as part of the five year rolling UTP programme for Hertfordshire’s largest urban settlements.

This UTP expanded on the proposals made in our second local transport plan (2006/07-2010/11), looking to improve transport over the next 15 to 20 years.

It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel on 28 January 2009.

Tring, Northchurch and Berkhamsted

AECOM developed the UTP for Tring, Northchurch and Berkhamsted. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2013.

Documents

Scheme assessment framework and background information.

The proformas are identified. Available in detail from the relevant attachments.

Details of the stakeholder contact and workshops.

Spreadsheet with details of the public consultation carried out.

The bikeability cycle audit report.

1) Improve operation of High Street / Kings Road junction. 

2) Improve access and egress signage for A41 bypass.

3) Improvements along New Road corridor in Northchurch.

4) Improvements at Shootersway / Kingshill Way junction.

5) Traffic calming and extension of 20mph zone on the high street of Berkhamsted.

6) Review parking on Beggars Lane to improve safety for cyclists.

7) Enhancements to Tring railway station.

8) Gateways into Tring and Berkhamsted.

9) Improve condition of canal towpath and access in Tring and Berkhamsted.

11) Marketing of electric bikes in Tring and Berkhamsted.

12) Link to Pitstone village from Tring station.

13) Cycle track extension – Station Road / London Road / Brook Street in Tring.

14) Cycle parking in Tring and Berkhamsted.

15) Parking improvements.

16) Review of parking information in town centres.

17) Enhancements to Berkhamsted railway station.

18) Introduce real time information.

19) Improve operation of Billet Lane corridor between Gossoms End and Bridgewater Road.

20) Improve operation of Durrants Lane / High Street junction.

21) Improve safety of railway underbridges on Brownlow Road and New Road.

22) Improvements to footpath 41 in Tring.

23) Introduce a package of smarter measures to reduce reliance on the private car.

24) Improvements at footpath 39 in Tring.

25) Provide safe route to Goldfield School via Miswell Lane in Tring.

26) Provide a pedestrian crossing on Northchurch High Street near Bell Lane.

27) Improve pedestrian facilities along Icknield Way from Miswell Lane to Tring Industrial Estate.

28) Speed management on Aylesbury Road.

29) Speed management on New Road, Northchurch.

30) Speed management on Kings Road.

31) Speed management on Station Road in Tring.

32) Speed management on London Road.

33) Speed management on Brook Street.

34) Safer routes to schools.

35) Speed management on Icknield Way.

36) Traffic calming and extension of 20mph zone to include Gravel Path.

38) Traffic calming and extension of 20mph zone to include Castle Road.

39) Speed management adjacent to Tring station.

40) Speed management along Northchurch high street.

41) Speed limits around schools to be reduced to 20mph.

42) Upgrade pedestrian crossing on Grove Road in Tring.

43) Provide pedestrian crossing facilities on Greenway in Berkhamsted.

44) Provide improved pedestrian crossing facilities on Bridgewater Road.

45) Provide improved pedestrian crossing facilities on Frogmore Street in Tring.

46) Provision of a footpath along Cross Oak Road between Shootersway and Oaklands.

East Hertfordshire District Council

Hertford and Ware

The UTP for Hertford and Ware was developed in partnership with East Herts Council. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in November 2010.

Additional Documents

Hertsmere Borough Council

Borehamwood and Elstree

In partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council, AECOM were appointed to develop the UTP for Borehamwood, Elstree and Well End. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2013.

Additional Documents

Potters Bar

In partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council, Steer Davies Gleave was appointed to develop the UTP for Potters Bar. It was adopted by our Highways and Transport Panel in March 2012.

North Hertfordshire District Council

Letchworth Garden City and Baldock

In partnership with North Herts District Council, Steer Davies Gleave was appointed to develop the UTP for Letchworth Garden City and Baldock. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in March 2012.

Hitchin

In partnership with North Herts District Council (NHDC), we appointed AECOM to develop the UTP for Hitchin

It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in May 2011.

Additional Documents

Royston

In partnership with North Herts District Council, we appointed Transport Planning International (TPI) to undertake the development of the UTP for Royston.

It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in August 2010.

Documents

St Albans City and District Council

St Albans

In partnership with St Albans District Council, we developed the UTP for St Albans.

It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel in February 2009.

Southern St Albans

In partnership with St Albans District Council, we developed the UTP for Southern St Albans. This included the urban areas of London Colney, Park Street, Bricket Wood and Chiswell Green.

It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel in February 2009.

Harpenden

In partnership with St Albans District Council, we appointed Steer Davies Gleave to develop the UTP for Harpenden.

It was endorsed by our Highway and Transport Panel on 5 July 2011.

Stevenage Borough Council

Stevenage

In partnership with Stevenage Borough and North Herts District Council, we appointed AECOM to develop the UTP for Stevenage.

It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2013.

Stevenage walking strategy

The Stevenage walking strategy addresses the area broadly within a 20 minute walk radius from Stevenage railway station, including the Old Town, Pin Green areas and the Gunnel's Wood employment area.

The main objectives of the walking strategy are to:

  • Improve walking conditions.
  • Provide clear directions to those who walk.
  • Encourage walking for short local journeys and walking to and from public transport.
  • Reduce the number or severity of pedestrian road traffic casualties.
  • Inform the marketing campaign on sustainable transport.

Documents

Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 part 1

Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 part 2

Stevenage UTP - Walking schemes

Stevenage UTP - Cycling schemes part 1

Stevenage UTP - Cycling schemes part 2

Stevenage UTP - Highway schemes part 1

Stevenage UTP - Highway schemes part 2

Stevenage UTP - Parking schemes

Stevenage UTP - Sustainable schemes

Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 appendix introduction

Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 appendix A - scheme assessment framework

Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 appendix B - plan of UTP infrastructure schemes

Three Rivers District Council, Watford Borough Council and Hertsmere Borough Council

South West Hertfordshire

In partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council, Watford District Council and Three Rivers District Council, we appointed AECOM to develop the UTP for South West Herts.

It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in November 2008.

Watford Borough Council

West Herts Area

In partnership with Watford Borough Council, we developed the UTP for the West Herts Area.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Welwyn

MVA consultancy produced the Welwyn Garden City UTP for us as part of the five year rolling UTP programme for Hertfordshire’s largest urban settlements.

This UTP expanded on the ambitions and proposals contained in the second local transport plan for the period 2006/07-2010/11. The framework developed within the UTP focuses on transportation improvements over the next 15 to 20 years.

It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel on 7th January 2008.

Hatfield

MVA consultancy produced the Hatfield UTP for us as part of the five year rolling UTP programme for Hertfordshire’s largest urban settlements.

It expanded on the ambitions and proposals contained in the second local transport plan for the period 2006/07-2010/11. The framework developed within the UTP focuses on transportation improvements over the next 15 to 20 years.

It was endorsed by the our Highways and Transport Panel on 7th January 2008. 

 

Transport Plan Guidance

Urban Transport Plans (UTP’s) are produced by the County Council in its role as transport authority.

The Plans set out a framework to focus transport improvements within a specific geographical area for the next 15 to 20 years. They are daughter documents to the Local Transport Plan.

The Plans are developed in partnership with District and Borough Councils linking in to their Local Development Frameworks.

The guidance note sets the approved Urban Transport Plan Programme, who produces the Plans and the process for the development of the plans.

Section 106 Guidance

Developer contributions are monies secured through S106 legal agreements to mitigate the impact of new developments.

The guidance sets out the Protocol and procedures for Highways and Transport Section 106.