The SEStran Governance Scheme collects together the key documents which form the basis for South East Scotland Transport Partnership’s (SEStran’s) decision making. It is made up of the following documents:
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.
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.
To ensure that equality issues are fully addressed, the following list has been prepared identifying potential outcomes acknowledged during the initial analysis of our functions and working environment and subsequently how these outcomes will be achieved and by whom.
This list is based on our Regional Transport Strategy which was developed in 2007 and reviewed in 2015, introducing new outcomes where relevant. When the original Transport Strategy was developed, SEStran had a considerable capital budget. With the development of Local Authority Single Outcome Agreements, SEStran’s capital budget was removed, reducing the capability of SEStran to provide direct funding in line with various policies. The Regional Transport Strategy has been reviewed to reflect the current capabilities of SEStran.