Transport plan approved

A computer generated impression of the proposed car park and housing layout off Grantham Road, linked to the planned footbridge across the railway line to Station Road and Southgate. EMN-141119-160404001
A computer generated impression of the proposed car park and housing layout off Grantham Road, linked to the planned footbridge across the railway line to Station Road and Southgate. EMN-141119-160404001

A 16-year plan to boost Sleaford’s economy by improving transport in and around the town has been given the go-ahead by county and district councillors.

Measures set out in the Sleaford Transport Strategy look to support the town’s future growth and prosperity up to the year 2030.

Bus and rail services, transport infrastructure and cycling and walking facilities are all earmarked for potential improvements.

The strategy’s ultimate aim is for Sleaford to be a leading example of sustainable growth and economic prosperity, with low carbon emissions and safe, healthy and happy communities.

Coun Richard Davies, executive councillor for highways and transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This strategy sets out a series of short, medium and long-term solutions to address existing transport and travel issues within Sleaford.

“Not only will it drive economic growth in the town, it will also enable us to attract greater government funding, and help to mitigate any impacts associated with future housing and commercial developments.”

Coun Marion Brighton, leader of North Kesteven District Council, said: “With the town on the brink of significant regeneration, this plan could not come at a more important time for Sleaford, supporting the realisation of local aspirations and helping us all to think differently about the way we travel.”