Decision details

Transport for the South East - Strategic Investment Plan

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning & Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To confirm Bracknell Forest Council’s support for the Transport for the South East (TfSE) final draft Strategic Investment Plan.


That the Executive Member for Planning and Transport approves the final draft  SIP following the recent public consultation undertaken by TfSE.

Reasons for the decision:

i.       TfSE provides an opportunity to support and deliver growth across the south east through the development of a long-term strategic programme of multi-modal transport interventions to facilitate economic growth, improve quality of life and enhance the environment.


ii.     The SIP will be key to influencing the investment decisions made by the Government and their major national delivery agencies such as National Highways and Network Rail. Such influence has not been possible in the past.


Alternative options considered:

Not to confirm the Council’s support for the TfSE SIP. This would not preclude the SIP from being formally adopted by TfSE but would jepordise the partnershoip approach being demonstrated to Government. Taking this position would reverse previous agreed support for TfSE and could result in a loss of future funding opportunities for projects which would benefit the Borough’s transport network.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: There are no direct financial implications arising for Bracknell Forest Council from the proposed endorsement of the SIP.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: Executive Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration

Other reasons / organisations consulted

TfSE carried out a public consultation between 20 June to 12 September 2022. As a result, TfSE has reviewed this feedback and amended the Strategic Investment Plan to a final draft.


General public and stakeholders.

Contact: Neil Mathews, Head of Highways & Transport Email: Tel: 01344 351163.

Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 03/03/2023

Effective from: 15/03/2023

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