West Swindon Parish Council

There are a number of local consultations that are open to the public for awareness and comment. Please visit www.swindon.gov.uk for further information. An outline is listed below

Draft Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Strategy Consultation

Swindon Borough Council has prepared a draft Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Strategy and is now seeking views on the proposals identified to expand the network across the Borough to 2030.

The strategy represents a long-term, strategic approach to meet the infrastructure required under the Government’s ambitions to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. The action plan outlines the first steps through this roadmap, which will be reviewed every three years to take account of the latest technology, funding opportunities and demand.

Through consultation with residents, government, car manufacturers, chargepoint operators, and internal stakeholders, this process has generated a prioritised plan of fifteen recommended actions. The interventions which have been assessed cover:

· Funding and commercial considerations of future rollout

· SBC’s internal responsibilities to incorporate the rollout, such as housing, fleet and licensing

· Support for businesses and residents to enable, promote and encourage EV take-up.

Members of the public and wider stakeholders are now invited to view and comment on the draft Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Strategy on the following link: Chargepoint strategy

The consultation is open for 8 weeks and responses will be accepted up to 5.00pm on Monday, 27 September 2021.

Draft Swindon Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan – Public Consultation

Swindon Borough Council has prepared a draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). We are now seeking your views on the scheme proposals identified to improve the network for cyclists and walkers across the borough for the next ten years.

LCWIPs represent the new long-term strategic approach being promoted by the government to determine the walking and cycling infrastructure which is required across a defined area. This strategy follows the guidance issued by the Department for Transport, which has to date generated a prioritised programme of twenty-three recommended proposals.

The proposals cover a combination of upgrades to existing infrastructure, making provision to enhance connectivity into the growth areas of the borough and addressing missing links between the core Swindon urban area the surrounding settlements. This package of measures would be used as a basis for future funding bids for grants from central government. Initial engagement has taken place with the Swindon Cycle Campaign, in their role as the principle representative user body for cyclists in Swindon. Members of the public are now invited to view and comment on the draft Swindon LCWIP, its objectives and the prioritisation process to determine the improvements necessary to establish a safer and enhanced network for waking and cycling.

The draft Swindon LCWIP can be accessed Link to Swindon Borough Council consultation where there is also an opportunity to comment on the proposals via an online survey.

If you wish to provide feedback, please complete Swindon Borough Council's survey by no later than 5.00pm on Monday, 27 September 2021.

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