Infrastructure Planning - Strategic Plans

Cumbria County Council recognises the importance of delivering economic growth. In keeping with this we work closely with Cumbria LEP in the development of strategy and policy documents including the LEP's Strategic Economic Plan, Cumbria Infrastructure Plan and Cumbria's Strategic Investment Plan.

Together with the new Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan, these documents set out the priorities for investment and resources to maximise economic growth in Cumbria.  

Cumbria LEP Website.


Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan

Cumbria County Council and the Cumbria LEP have developed the Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan (CTIP). This sets the policy framework for the role of transport and connectivity in supporting sustainable and inclusive growth in Cumbria for the period 2022 to 2037. 

The Plan sets out a vision for improving transport and infrastructure in Cumbria, to respond to the needs of residents, businesses and visitors as well as respecting our special environment. 

This Plan is also about how transport infrastructure in Cumbria can support recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and seeks to respond to the challenges of climate change. These two key challenges are creating a seismic shift in the way we live and work that will have significant implications for years to come.

Consultation on the draft CTIP and accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment report took place in Autumn 2021. Following the consultation the CTIP has been finalised. 

Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan (PDF 12MB)

The County Council also works closely with funding partners in the development of their strategic objectives and vision, proactively promoting the strategic priorities for Cumbria and making the case for future investment in Cumbria. This includes working alongside Transport for the North, Highways England, Network Rail and Rail North.

Transport for the North

Highways England

Network Rail

Rail North

Cumbria County Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority has worked with the Cumbrian Coast Protection Authorities and the Environment Agency to deliver a Cumbria Coastal Strategy. A detailed coastal strategy to assess coastal flood and erosion risk will allow infrastructure providers and the coastal protection authorities to plan long-term future investment and development.

Cumbria Coastal Strategy


Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan - Supporting Information

Strategic Environmental Assessment (PDF 798KB)

CTIP Consultation Report (PDF 299KB)

Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 680KB)