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Awards: Issue 606 28 Sep 2012

Big part to play for LEPs in DfT’s major scheme funding devolution

The way major transport scheme investment decisions are made in England will be radically overhauled from 2015, with the DfT relinquishing its role and devolving responsibility to local transport bodies comprising local transport authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships. Andrew Forster looks at the detail of the DfT’s plans released last week

by Andrew Forster

Local authorities can breathe a sigh of relief: from 2015 they will no longer have to go through the often tortuous process of seeking business case approval for major transport schemes from the DfT. Instead, under plans confirmed last week by transport minister Norman Baker, local transport bodies (LTBs), bringing together local transport authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships, will choose the priorities themselves, so long as they can demonstrate that they have a robust assurance...

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