Council Could Become Transport Authority

Council Chambers at The Old Wesleyan Chapel

Members have informally discussed elevating the Council’s status to a Transport Authority.

Until now, we’ve had to partner with larger Councils, like Cornwall, to deliver transport infrastructure projects.

Staff say there are pros and cons. It would mean the Council could deal directly with Whitehall but we’d also have to bring in more regulation here including licensing taxis and bus routes and operators.

Chief planning Officer Craig Dryden said this could increase the Council staff workload.