Shetland’s Transport Strategy requires full revision to take account of significant new environmental, societal and economic challenges, and strategic and technological developments.
The Scottish Government published a new transport strategy, NTS2, in February 2021.
Under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 it is the duty of each Transport Partnership to draw up a strategy for transport within its region.
A report to ZetTrans in October 2020 outlined the process to be adopted to prepare a new Shetland Transport Strategy.
A budget of £150,000 to support the strategy development was approved by ZetTrans in March 2021 and consultants Stantec were appointed to support this work.
A Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report was developed and submitted to the Government Gateway for review on 03 September 2021.
An Equalities Duties Assessment Framing Note has also been drafted.