The government’s proposals for the creation of 14 strategic national transport corridors for road, rail, waterways, ports and aviation have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
However, the organisation says that some of the routes could be better defined and that two important corridors have been omitted from the plan altogether.
The key long distance north-south route through the east of England has not been included it says, nor does a strategic route along the south coast linking the Channel Tunnel to strategic ports such as the Dover-Solent-Plymouth axis.
Other important matters commented on within CILT’s response include transport governance, integration, the prioritisation and appraisal of projects, and changes in public and industrial behaviour.
The comments were made in CILT’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on Delivering a Sustainable Transport System (DaSTS) which considers planning for national transport needs from 2014 to 2019 and beyond.