Kettering cycling and walking routes on Executive agenda

Roadworks, major projects, plans and strategies

07 September 2023

A meeting of North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive will receive an update on the Kettering Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) following a consultation earlier in the year.

Results of the consultation showed 81% of respondents were happy or satisfied with the LCWIP’s proposals and members will now be asked to approve the draft plan. 

If the report is approved, work will be able to start on developing the basic routes and proposals, which are across Kettering and Burton Latimer, into more detailed designs. Funding for the proposals can then be sought from central Government and other sources.  

LCWIPs provide a strategic approach to identifying cycling and walking improvements at local level. The ten-year walking and cycling plan outlines proposals for a network of safe routes across the area including dedicated cycle infrastructure, new footways, safer crossing, traffic calming and locations for cycle parking. 

The Kettering LCWIP has been developed to enable NNC to:

  • Identify prioritised cycling and walking infrastructure improvements for future investment
  • Ensure that consideration is given to cycling and walking within both local planning and transport policies and strategies
  • Make the case for future funding for walking and cycling infrastructure.
The draft LCWIP for Kettering contains significant analysis of the existing walking and cycling provision in the area, plus the potential for future growth and a network of proposed routes and improvements have been identified and prioritised.

If the draft plan is approved, work can then start on the next phase - refining the designs and a further consultation. The comments and feedback we have received so far has been very positive, so I look forward to discussing the LCWIP for Kettering further.
Cllr Matt Binley, the council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
Promoting sustainable and active travel for residents across North Northamptonshire is a priority for us, which is why I am so pleased the LCWIP for Kettering is moving forward, alongside others in development, and we are now in a position to discuss next steps.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Alongside the LCWIP for Kettering, there are other LCWIPs in development, including a current consultation for the Corby area.

The Executive will meet on Thursday 14 September at 10am at the Corby Cube. The agenda and meeting pack is available online and the meeting will be live streamed on YouTube.