The timeline below shows the lifecycle of the Liveable Neighbourhood (LN) programme for all 15 areas up to the detailed design stage.
It includes the current (active) stage, those already completed, as well as expected future stages.
Liveable Neighbourhoods strategy developmentComplete
Development of three strategies to set out how we can improve people’s health, safety and well-being and tackle the climate emergency by reducing the dominance of vehicles on residential streets, encouraging more active travel, ensuring fairer and safer access for those that walk or wheel journeys, and improving our public spaces. We published these in preparation and support for our initial public consultation.
We asked people to share their views on transport-related issues in their area to inform our Liveable Neighbourhoods policy. Using an online or printed survey and interactive map, people were invited to share the problems affecting their area.
Policy consultation reportComplete
We published a summary of the public consultation responses and a report to Cabinet, resulting in the adoption of the policies.
Application for LN areasComplete
We invited applications for Liveable Neighbourhoods from Ward councillors, receiving 48 applications from across the area.
15 Liveable Neighbourhoods (LNs) agreedComplete
We submitted a report for approval by Council Cabinet on 23 June 2021. This report contains details of the following:
- A priority list of 15 Phase 1 Liveable Neighbourhood areas
- The criteria for selection and prioritising of areas
- The allocation of budget for schemes in these areas
Initial community engagement on 15 LNsComplete
We asked residents in each of the 15 LN areas to identify key themes about their areas, such as what is good, what could be improved, and what sort of measures would have a positive impact on the community.
These measures included interventions such as traffic-calming, better cycle routes, safer crossings, wider pavements, and vehicle restrictions.
Initial community engagement reportComplete
We published the outcomes of our community engagement, which was used to inform the co-design process. It also informed our decision to fast-track five pilot schemes to tackle anti-social driving and speeding through residential streets with through-traffic restrictions.
Co-design workshops with communitiesComplete
We held workshops with residents in each of the 15 Liveable Neighbourhoods. Issues and specific solutions were discussed in more detail by residents and the output was a longlist of ideas, presented on maps of the area.
We then invited attendees back to view the report and shortlist the measures that they would like to see included in a draft design.
Pilot scheme public engagement (Through-traffic restriction proposals)Complete
Working with ward members, we identified five locations where residents had expressed high levels of support for vehicle restrictions to tackle anti-social driving, speeding and through-traffic.
Where the measure was validated by the community at co-design workshops, we fast-tracked draft designs ahead of other LN work.
We are asking residents and the wider public for their opinion on the draft designs before deciding whether to proceed with a trial. Note: Not all LNs will feature through-traffic restrictions.
Draft design developmentActive
Drawing on the output from earlier consultations and the community co-design workshops, we are drawing up draft designs for each area that will be subject to wider public consultation.
We will consider costs, practicalities and timelines to design a package of measures for each area.
When recommended measures become available they will be published on the 15 individual LN pages (from March 2023).
Draft design public consultationOn target
We will publish the draft designs and ask for feedback from residents and the wider public. This will include local shops, businesses, schools and community groups plus key services such as the emergency services and highways management.
Leaflets illustrating the proposals will be mailed to all homes and businesses in the 15 areas and events will be widely promoted. We will work with Sustrans to help us engage with diverse groups - including people we seldom hear from – to ensure an inclusive and accessible consultation.
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We will analyse the results and publish the outcomes of the consultation for each of the 15 areas.
Detailed design stageOn target
We will consider all the feedback we receive during the consultation in Summer 2023 before preparing detailed designs for all 15 areas. The details of some measures may change as a result, and some might not proceed. We will consider costs, practicalities and timelines.
The detailed designs for each area will include individual schemes and measures that can be progressed independently of each other over time.
Some simple, popular measures will not need further consultation. Other complex or more significant improvements would require further consultation before a decision to proceed can be made. This could include a statutory 21-day Notice consultation, a formal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation (six weeks), or an experimental TRO (ETRO) consultation, which are trials in situ for a minimum of six months.