Transport Strategy in Cheshire East

Local Transport Plan

Cheshire East Council’s Local Transport Plan 2019 - 2024 (LTP) was adopted in October 2019. The strategy considers all forms of transport over the 5 year period of 2019-2024. It is a framework for how transport will support wider policies to improve our economy, protect our environment and make attractive places to live, work and play. The  LTP outlines the role transport will play in supporting the long term goals of Cheshire East.

As part of the  LTP  the Council is taking a range of actions across the borough. To complement these actions, the Council developed Local Transport Development Plans that set out a range of potential schemes that could be delivered to improve the transport network to support towns and surrounding areas. Public consultation on a range of potential schemes took place between December 2020 and March 2021.

Plans have been developed for the two principal towns (Crewe and Macclesfield) and nine Key Service Centres (Alsager, Congleton, Handforth, Middlewich, Nantwich Knutsford, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow). They also include surrounding areas to ensure all parts of the borough are included in at least one Development Plan.

The plans identify how a coordinated and integrated transport network can be delivered, covering all forms of transport including walking, cycling, buses, rail, and road traffic. Improvements included in the plans are complementary to regeneration plans across the borough.  

At this stage the majority of potential schemes are at the concept stage and unfunded. The Local Transport Development Plans will however guide future Council investment in the transport network at a local level and act as enabling documents to secure external funds.

Local Transport Development Plans

Public transport champion

Councillor Lata Anderson has been appointed as Cheshire East’s Public Transport Champion. The ‘public transport champion’ will work to promote use of the public transport network across the borough. She will work alongside senior council officers and policymakers, to help focus and guide council policies.

Further information

If you have any further questions about the LTP Strategy, email our team at  

Related transport studies

Related reports and studies used to influence and update the development of the Local Transport Plan are featured here:


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Page last reviewed: 25 October 2023