Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) identify cycling and walking improvements at a local level.

LCWIPs provide:

  • network plans for walking and cycling (which identify preferred routes and core areas for future development)
  • prioritised future improvements that we can invest in
  • technical report setting out the underlying analysis and why improvements are needed

Although LCWIPs aren't compulsory, the Department for Transport advised that councils who have plans will be well placed to make the case for future investment. They also confirmed that any funding bids need to meet the design standards outlined in their latest cycling guidance.


Kettering LCWIP

The walking improvements identified are based upon a Core Walking Zone of the town centre area and 5 specific walking routes:

  • Rockingham Road
  • Lower Street / Rothwell Road
  • Montagu Street / Stamford Road
  • London Road
  • Station Road

The cycling improvements consist of the following 14 routes:

  • Barton Seagrave
  • Burton Latimer
  • London Road
  • Northampton Road / Lake Avenue
  • Northfield Avenue
  • Pytchley Road
  • Rockingham Road
  • Rothwell Road
  • Stamford Road / Weekley
  • Station Road
  • St Mary’s Road / Deeble Road
  • Town centre
  • Wicksteed Park
  • Windmill Avenue

The Kettering LCWIP was approved by the North Northamptonshire Council Executive Committee in September 2023.

To get a full copy of the plan, please email [email protected].


The cycling improvements identified primary and secondary cycle proposals. The 7 primary cycle corridors are:

  • Station Link
  • Eastern Corridor - A427 Weldon Road between the railway station and eastern parts of the town, including Weldon and Priors Hall Park
  • Northern Corridor - George St-Cottingham Rd, Studfall Avenue-Clydesdale Rd, Studfall Avenue-Rockingham Rd, Rockingham Rd and Rockingham Castle
  • North Eastern Corridor - Old Village, retail off Phoenix Parkway, large employment sites off Steel Road and Priors Hall Park
  • South Eastern Corridor – Little Stanion, Stanion and Magna Park
  • South Western Corridor - Oakley Road between the town centre and residential areas
  • Western Corridor - A427 Westcott Way and Cottingham Road, Cottingham, Middleton

The walking improvements identified are based upon:

  • a Core Walking Zone of the town centre area and 11 walking routes
  • an area based approach in Corby Old Village
  • most of the recommended walking improvements align with the identified primary cycle corridors - the links which do not align are Corporation Street (CWZ2 & CWZ3), Richmond Road (CWZ 7) and High Street in Corby Old Village (W8, W9 and W10)

The Corby LCWIP was approved by the North Northamptonshire Council Executive Committee in January 2024.

To get a full copy of the plan, please email [email protected].

Wellingborough and Rushden Area LCWIP

This LCWIP is currently under preparation and is programmed to be completed during 2024.

Online survey

Following early engagement with the local community and other stakeholders, initial ideas have been developed covering 31 specific routes across the area.

North Northamptonshire Council working with Brightwayz social enterprise and Pell Frischmann will explore the views of local people 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 online survey which is taking place until 31 May 2024.

Last updated 02 May 2024