Transport plans and policies

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5. Improvement line review

Improvement lines are sections of land designated for future transport improvement purposes, the lines are there to ensure that plans for development incorporate transport infrastructure needed to support and improve the transport network.

The improvement lines take several forms including those improvement lines being protected for road widening schemes, bus lane schemes and lines that are laid down in areas of potential development to indicate that transport infrastructure is necessary to support the development.

The Improvement Line Review (ILR) is a process carried out to consider current improvement lines and determine whether they are still required for future highway improvements. If the line is no longer required, it can be revoked.

The most recent ILR was carried out between Autumn 2006 and February 2007 to provide information for and support the preparation of District Council Local Development Frameworks.   We hope to have another review of all improvement lines by 2019, so please check this page for updates.

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Last updated: 11 June 2019

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