Local Transport Plan 3

Have your say on our Local Transport Plan 4 (2023-2050)

We are currently developing our next Local Transport Plan (LTP4) which looks ahead to the year 2050. An initial public consultation seeking your views on the future of local transport finished on Friday 9 December 2022. We will be using this feedback to inform a draft Plan which we will be seeking your views on later this year.

Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) sets out how we plan to improve transport and maintain the roads between 2011 and 2026.

It includes our plans for regeneration and development in priority areas such as:

  • Bexhill and Hastings
  • Eastbourne and South Wealden
  • Newhaven

LTP3 also contains our plans for transport in:

  • Uckfield
  • Lewes, the south coast towns and the South Downs
  • Battle, Rye and rural Rother
  • North Wealden and North Lewes districts

Vision and objectives

Our aim is to develop an effective, well-managed transport infrastructure with improved travel choices.

We want to make East Sussex a prosperous county by:

  • helping businesses to thrive
  • delivering better access to jobs and services
  • creating safer, healthier, more sustainable and inclusive communities

Transport contributes to a wide range of other policies and plans. Our high-level objectives are to:

  • improve economic competitiveness and growth
  • improve safety, health and security
  • tackle climate change
  • improve accessibility and enhance social inclusion
  • improve quality of life

Our transport objectives are set out in Chapter 2 of the plan.


You can download a copy of LTP3 or the  Implementation Plans below:

Local Transport Plan main document [1.9 MB] [pdf]

LTP3 Implementation Plan 2011/12 - 2015/16 [890.0 KB] [pdf]

LTP3 Implementation Plan 2016/16 - 2020/21 [2.5 MB] [pdf]

Please note: we know that these files might not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

If you need a file in an accessible format, please contact us. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. 

The following appendices are also available on request:

  • LTP3 appendix A – Environmental Report summary
     - Non-technical summary of the environmental report
  • LTP3 appendix B – Equality Impact Assessment summary
     - A summary of the Equality Impact Assessment
  • LTP3 appendix C – Environmental Report
     - The full, revised environmental report, on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of LTP3.
  • LTP3 appendix D – Equality Impact Assessment
     - A report on the effect, or likely effect, LTP3 policies will have on different groups in the community.
  • LTP3 appendix E – Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) – Screening report
    A report on the possible effects of LTP3 policies on internationally important nature sites.
  • LTP3 appendix F – Consultation comments and responses
    - Analysis of the comments we received through consultation on the development of LTP3.
  • LTP3 background paper A – Wider context
     - Report on the wider context of LTP3 and other County Council, local and national policies.
  • LTP3 background paper B – Local picture
     - Local issues and opportunities including economic, social and environmental impacts
  • LTP3 background paper C – Strategy options
     - An overview of the different strategy options which were considered during development of LTP3.
  • LTP3 background paper D – Strategy context
    - The background and local context in which our strategy was developed.