Urban transport plans (UTPs) have been created by us to focus transport improvements within a specific area over the next 20 years.

They provide a clear list of transport issues for each area and possible solutions and improvements to address them.

They support the local transport plans which set out the transport priorities for the county. Schemes in the plan 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. 

 

Urban 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.