Getting the best from transport by making the most of what we have now and preparing for the longer term
For a comprehensive guide to all our Transport Policies please take a look at the Transport Policy Directory. This handy guide is available in Downloads.
Copies of all our transport strategies and the Review of Yeovil Eco-Urban Extension can also be found in Downloads.
You can contact us for general enquiries and copies of documents. General enquiries and electronic copies of documents are free. We will charge for printed copies of documents where they are available. Please contact us for more information.
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We will evaluate whether your suggestions can be taken forward in future policy work and explain any relevant context that is informing our work.
We work to understand what people in Somerset require from transport. We develop plans to meet the current need and to manage future transport demand.
Our overarching strategy for transport is set out in the Somerset Future Transport Plan (FTP).
Somerset’s Future Transport Plan sets out a long term strategy for helping to get the best from transport. The plan explains how we will make the most of what we have now and prepares us for new opportunities in the long term.
Often we need to develop more detailed strategies for specific issues, to help us to put the plan into action. Copies of these studies are in Downloads.
This work has helped us to secure funding for major transport schemes like the Third Way in Taunton and helps us to target smaller investments where they are needed. It also helps to ensure that new developments work well and don’t cause transport problems.
We develop strategies and studies to address specific issues such as planned urban growth. These documents are reviewed and updated where necessary; links to these documents are in Downloads.
Strategies currently in development or under review include:
The development of comprehensive transport strategies supports the Council’s bids for funding whenever opportunities arise. These are almost always competitive processes where the County Council will need to demonstrate why investment should be made in Somerset. Recent bid activity has included:
Work within transport strategy is also used to help support partners, for example supporting district councils in forward planning matters. Recent work has included:
Several leaflets have been produced to look at transport in specific areas (these informed the development of the final transport strategy in these towns):
Other publications include guidance notes, consultation responses and various reports.
You can find links to publications that have now been archived such as transport strategies, reports, funding bids and leaflets produced by Transport Strategy in Downloads.
You can view or download copies of archive documents from the Downloads section of this web page.
General enquiries and electronic copies of documents are free. A charge will be made for printed copies of documents where these are available. Please contact us for more information.
Archived Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 3
Archived Cycle Strategy 2006-2011 Part1
Archived Cycle Strategy 2006-2011 Part2
Archived Cycle Strategy 2006-2011 Part3
Archived Cycle Strategy 2006-2011 Part4
Archived Cycle Strategy 2006-2011 Part5
Archived – Better Bus Area Fund Bid February 2012
Somerset Bus Strategy 2018-2026
Access Fund for Sustainable Travel Revenue Competition – Application Form
Transport Policy Directory
Local Sustainable Transport Fund Bid Submission 15-16
Parking Strategy 2013
Road Safety Strategy 2013
Local Pinch Point Submission – Creech Castle
Local Pinch Point Submission – Creech Castle Addendum Information
Local Pinch Point Submission – Yeovil Western Corridor
Local Pinch Point Submission – Yeovil Addendum Information
Active Travel Strategy August 2012
Active Travel Strategy – Walking Strategy August 2012
Active Travel Strategy – Cycling Strategy August 2012
Active Travel Strategy – School Travel Strategy August 2012
Active Travel Strategy – Information and Communication Strategy August 2012
Bridgwater, Taunton and Wellington: Future Transport Strategy 2011-2026
Freight Strategy December 2011
Great Western Franchise Replacement Consultation March 2012 Somerset County Council’s response
Parking Strategy 2012-2026 Consultation Report
Motorcycling Strategy December 2011
Moving Bridgwater Forward – Local Sustainable Transport Fund Bid February 2012
Travel Planning Guidance November 2011
Transport in Bridgwater – The way ahead March 2009
Transport in Taunton – The way ahead March 2009
Transport in Wellington – The way ahead March 2009
Two Moors Sustainable Transport Visitor Travel Project – Local Sustainable Transport Fund Partnership Bid February 2012
Yeovil Eco-Urban Extension January 2012 South Somerset District Council’s Second Addendum Review
Yeovil Eco Urban Extension June 2011 – Addendum Review
Yeovil Highway Infrastructure Report November 2011
Yeovil Eco Urban Extension Report- Local Representations
Yeovil Eco-Urban Extension Review February 2011
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 1
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 2
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 3
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011 : Part 4
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 5
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 6
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 7
Yeovil Transport Strategy Review 2006-2011: Part 8
Yeovil Western Corridor Study 2006
Yeovil Western Corridor Study 2006 – Figures
Yeovil Western Corridor Study 2006 – Appendices
Yeovil Eastern Corridor Study 2006
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