Central Leicestershire: a Sustainable Transport and Land Use Policy for the 21 St Century



Central Leicestershire: a Sustainable Transport and Land Use Policy for the 21 St Century

Authors

THOMAS H and SMART A, Leicester City Council and NICKSON R, Cheshire County Council, UK

Description

Central Leicestershire is a major urban area in the East Midlands Region of the United Kingdom. Centred on the City of Leicester, it has a population of 500,000. It is not an administrative area but an area defined in 1994 by two local highway authorities

Abstract

Central Leicestershire is a major urban area in the East Midlands Region of the United Kingdom. Centred on the City of Leicester, it has a population of 500,000. It is not an administrative area but an area defined in 1994 by two local highway authorities as the most sensible boundary within which to plan for the future transport requirements of Leicester, its suburbs and peripheral settlements.

Transport planning is the joint responsibility of the two local highway authorities - Leicester City Council, which is a 'Unitary' authority dealing with all mattem within its boundaries, and Leicestershire County Council. In addition, four local planning atahorities control land use development in the County area. There are therefore six local authorities with_in Central Leicestershire and this requires a high degree of consultation and partnership working.

Publisher

Association for European Transport