Wellingborough & Rushden Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Closed 31 May 2024

Opened 2 May 2024

Overview

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) is working with consultants Pell Frischmann, Kier and Brightwayz social enterprise to develop a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Wellingborough, Rushden and other towns nearby.

LCWIPs provide a strategic approach to identifying cycling and walking improvements at a local level. They enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks for the next ten years. They also form a vital part of the Government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle. 

By developing a good network plan for safe cycling, walking, scooting and wheeling (eg mobility scooter use) in the area, NNC will also be in a stronger position to bid for and win government funding or acquire funding from other sources to implement these changes.

This will give local people of all ages and abilities better options on how to travel for everyday journeys such as to work, education, healthcare, shopping, social or leisure activities. It will help reduce carbon emissions, reduce wear on our roads and congestion, improve air quality, improve access, boost health and well-being and improve quality of life for everyone.

Following early engagement with the local community and other stakeholders, initial ideas have been developed covering 31 specific routes across the area. We now need to ask local people for their views on these proposals for the routes they know and are interested in. This means the route plans can be tweaked or changed where needed before being included in the final stages of the LCWIP.

There is an opportunity to have your say on one, some or all of these routes via the survey below.

There are also two public exhibitions by Brightwayz and Pell Frischmann:

On:        Saturday 4 May 2024

Time:    10.00am - 1pm

Venue: Swansgate Shopping Centre,
           
18 Spring Lane,
            Wellingborough
            NN8 1EY

And

On:      Monday 6 May 2024

Time:  10.00am - 1pm

Venue: Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre (pink hut by Superdry),
           
Rushden
            NN10 6FH

You can learn more about what is proposed, speak with the project team, and share your views. 

Following this stage, there will be a final consultation for this project. This stage is to ensure public views can help shape the plan at this relatively early stage. The consultation for the final plan is due to take place in autumn 2024, with an aim for the final plan to be approved and adopted by North Northamptonshire Council in the months afterwards.

If you have any enquiries about the plan or would like to arrange an appointment to speak to one of the team about the plans please email wellrush@brightwayz.co.uk.   

This stage closes at midnight, 31 May 2024.

Interests

  • Engagement activities
  • Planning and building control
  • Your council
  • Transport