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John Sanders, Head of transportation & operational services, Essex County Council

Our one year plan will form the basis of our consultation. Views collected will be reflected in the five year plan.

An enormous amount of work has been done building up strategic transport policy for the first time in years. It has been a cathartic process.

Calum Findlay from Surrey County Council.

We want to use the provisional one year Local Transport Plans as our main consulting document. We will then develop the five year plans next year accordingly.

This year we have talked to the main players such as transport operators. We will engage many more people.

We warmly welcome performance targets and greater flexibility over how we use transport funds.

Edward Chorlton, County environment director, Devon County Council

We sent out a newsletter about sustainable transport to every household in the county, followed by a more detailed technical document. So far we have had 3,600 responses.

The LTPs are part of a major exercise to look at the role of the market town and coastal towns in Devon. Transport policy will be looked at with environment and social questions.

It's impossible to tell whether or not we have built consensus of 700,000 people in Devon. But we have initiated debate and we are getting people involved in the process.

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