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Solent Transport

Solent Transport: meetings, documents, publications

Recent updates

2 November 2015

Funding bid to Department for Transport’s low emission bus scheme, see below "other publications".

19 October 2015

Financial reports for financial year 2014 to 2015 now available, see below "other publications".

Joint Committee

Agendas, minutes and reports for the Joint Committee meetings:

Formal Agreement

The establishment and operation of the partnership is governed by a legal agreement. The agreement was made by the Joint Committee on 16 October 2007 and was approved and sealed by the three constituent authorities of Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils. The agreement is available in PDF format:

Please note that some of the working groups detailed in the legal agreement have changed; for information about current working groups please refer to the partnerships page.

Local Transport Plan: Strategy for South Hampshire

This transport strategy sets out the shared  approach to transport in South Hampshire to 2031. It has been developed jointly by the three Local Transport Authorities of Hampshire County Council,Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council, working together as Transport for South Hampshire (TfSH).

Other publications

2 November 2015: Funding bid to Department for Transport’s low emission bus scheme

Solent Transport has submitted a funding bid to the Department for Transport’s low emission bus scheme.

The scheme will provide £30 million nationally between 2016 and 2019 to encourage bus operators to purchase low-emission buses rather than standard diesel buses in order to help improve air quality in our towns and cities. The fund will provide up to 75% of the cost difference between a low-emission bus and its standard diesel equivalent.

Solent Transport has worked closely with the South Hampshire Bus Operators Association to develop a bid that if successful would see a number of low-emission buses running in Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Eastleigh and the New Forest.

October 2015

October 2014

June 2013

February 2013

The Transport Delivery Plan (TDP) provides a clear statement of the transport scheme priorities to be progressed by TfSH and its member authorities and provides a robust starting point from which to take forward scheme development and funding bid preparation. It also provides partners with a clear view of TfSH scheme priorities.

The TDP is a strategic delivery plan and it does not include the full range of transport schemes being implemented by Local Transport Authorities (LTAs).

The Local Transport Plan implementation plans of Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth City Council, and Southampton City Council set out the full range of transport schemes being progressed by the LTAs. For the Hampshire County Council area, all schemes (local and strategic) will be included in Borough/District Transport Statements and in Town Access Plans.

The TDP represents the TfSH position at early 2013 on forecast growth. The TDP should be seen as a live document that will be reviewed as evidence changes and when opportunities present themselves.

Consultation was an important part of the TDP development, and the approach taken is summarised in section 3.6 of the TDP.  Feedback notes from the consultation are provided in these separate documents.

June 2012

February 2012

Application to Department for Transport Better Bus Area Fund

The Better Bus Area Fund has been introduced by the Department for Transport with the aims of increasing bus patronage in busy urban areas, creating growth and cutting carbon. The fund will provide grants of up to £5million to a minimum of ten local authorities who are working in partnership with local bus operators.

December 2011

A Better Connected South Hampshire

This is the TFSH bid submission to the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund:

October 2011

Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF)

The Department for Transport's (DfT) Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) challenges local authorities to develop packages of measures that support economic growth and reduce carbon in their communities as well as delivering cleaner environments, improved safety and increased levels of physical activity.

Transport for South Hampshire submitted its Large Project bid proposal in June 2011 and was informed in August by DfT that it has been short listed for final funding approval, subject to submission of a satisfactory detailed business case.

March 2011

October 2010

June 2010

February 2010

December 2009

September 2009

Report: Informing Development Decisions North / North East Hedge End Strategic Development Area, with analysis of transport impacts
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Study:Fareham SDA Access study
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Report: Fareham SDA A32 Realignment Options Report
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Fareham SDA A32 Realignment Options Appendix A Excerpt: Environmental Constraints drawing
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Fareham SDA A32 Realignment Options Appendix B Excerpt: All Route Options Drawing
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July 2009


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