2013 Regional Transport Strategy Refresh

In 2012, the Nestrans Board agreed to carry out a review of the RTS to take account of a number of changes in policy and to better align it to the Structure Plan and emerging Strategic Development Plan for the North East. The 2008 RTS was developed without the context of an up to date Structure Plan or Local Development Plans, all of which are now in place. The purpose of this review was therefore not to change the direction of the RTS but to incorporate significant developments in policy and to better align it with the SDP, the transport implications of this development plan and its timeframe to 2035.


A Main Issues Report was produced for consultation in 2012 to identify the key issues for the re-fresh and the final strategy was approved by the Board and submitted to Scottish Ministers for approval in September 2013.

As with the 2008 RTS consultation was a key part of the re-fresh process and a full Strategic Environmental Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment were carried out.

The RTS Refresh was submitted to the Scottish Government for comment in September 2013 and a final version was approved by the Minister for Transport and Veterans on 16th January 2014.


Relevant links

If you would like to request a hard copy of the RTS, please contact Nestrans.