During that time hundreds of representations have been considered both from the public and from local stakeholder groups 5. The principles set out in the Strategy have received broad support and the feedback we have received has been used to improve and refine the Strategy. In particular, the TSIP is a direct result of that consultation process, responding to the feedback we received that more detail on individual projects and programmes should be provided. The TSIP needs to be a ‘live’ document and this first iteration is the starting point for the publication of further information over the coming months and years. Engagement with the community on the development of the Transport Strategy is a starting point. The projects and programmes we will now deliver as a result have community engagement at their heart. Key programmes, such as Healthy Routes and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, can only proceed with the support of local people and we set out our approach to engagement in the relevant appendices of this document. We will build on Lambeth’s ‘Our Streets’ engagement principles, for example in taking a co-design approach to changes to local streets.
Based on the responses we have received in preparing the Transport Strategy, we believe there is an appetite for change and that the community should be empowered to lead this change. The publication of this first iteration of the TSIP sets that process in motion. We know that in order to build and maintain support, we will need to keep people informed of projects as they progress and tell people about new projects and initiatives as they come forward.
We will develop the TSIP further to make it more accessible, informative and interactive so that more people can engage with the delivery of Lambeth’s Transport Strategy.