South East Scotland Transport Partnership, Travel Planning, Strategy
We produce a wide range of publications relating to different transportation issues within South East Scotland. To access a list of current publications, and downloadable pdfs, please consult the subject classification area to the left of this text.
SEStran, Sustrans, City of Edinburgh Council and East Lothian Council investigated the feasibility of creating an upgraded cycle link between Musselburgh and Portobello. In 2015 the Strategic Cross Boundary Cycle Development Report identified the B6415/ A199 Musselburgh Harbour as a “missing link” in the active travel opportunities within the Edinburgh area.
The full report and appendices can be downloaded by following the below links.
We are pleased to share a report from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) outlining the assessment of SEStrans Records Management Plan (RMP) by the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Assessment Team following its submission to the Keeper on 30th January 2017.
The assessment considered whether the RMP of the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership was developed with proper regard to the 14 elements of the Keeper’s statutory Model Records Management Plan (the Model Plan) under section 8(3) of the Act, and whether in this respect it complies with it and the specific requirements of the Act.
The RMP was assessed by the Public Records (Scotland) Act Assessment Team on behalf of the Keeper. Assessors used the checklist elements listed in section 5, to establish whether the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership’s RMP was developed with proper regard to the elements of the Model Plan and is compliant with the Act. The assessment also considered whether there was sufficient supporting evidence of such compliance.
The outcome of the assessment and the Keeper’s decision on whether the RMP of the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership complies with the Act can be found under section 7 of this report with relevant recommendations. The full report can be viewed below.
Regulation 8(8) of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014 requires a copy of the Unaudited Annual Accounts to be published on SEStran’s website from 30th June until the date on which the audited accounts are issued.
The business plan will co-ordinate delivery of travel and transport projects over the next 12 months and work to get more partners “on board” with the proposed key priorities for the South East of Scotland’s transport network. Whether that’s walking, delivering goods, getting on your bus or bike, catching the train or driving your car and sharing your journey with others.
Over the next year, we are aiming to continue our journey towards making the South East of Scotland transport network as efficient, effective and equitable as possible and deliver a sustainable transport vision for the region. To do this SEStran will focus on our existing projects and partners including Transport Scotland, Sustrans, Cycling Scotland and Young Scot. The current focus does not preclude SEStran from exploring new opportunities and SEStran will always welcome discussions with new or returning partners.
Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2016, listed public bodies are required to produce a Board Diversity Succession Plan. This document aims to outline the current make-up of the SEStran Partnership Board and to demonstrate ways in which SEStran will commit to making progress on improving the diversity of our Board. SEStran recognises that increasing diversity on the Board will encourage new and innovative thinking and maximise use of talent, leading to better decision making and governance.
SEStran in our projects, priorities and policies will treat all employees and stakeholders with dignity, fairness and respect. Equality and diversity are essential preconditions to all our strategic objectives for the organisation, not just to the continuous improvement in our achievement of our Public-Sector Equality Duties. Equality mainstreaming is a corporate aim for our decision-making, we need to consider and co-design the outcomes of actions for all groups, to seek to intervene at the earliest opportunity to prevent negative outcomes and sustainably resource actions and positive outcomes.
The document outlines where as a small public body SEStran has sought and will continue to seek to continuously improve our processes, policies and projects to address the need to eliminate discrimination, foster good relations and enhance opportunity.
The Business Plan for the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership sets out our proposals for transport investment and activity for the year 2016/17. The proposed projects and expenditure for 2016/17 were approved at the SEStran Board meeting of 18th March 2016. At that meeting it was agreed the budget for 2017/18 would be developed for consideration by the Partnership Board in Autumn 2016. It was also noted that the Scottish Government has confirmed that financial support to the RTP would remain the same in cash terms for the period of this business plan.