Major Schemes are those local transport schemes that cost more than £5m. Those that cost less than £5m are normally funded through the integrated transport (IT) block.
Major schemes are primarily for key new local roads (e.g. village or town bypasses) and public transport projects (e.g. interchanges or improvements to bus routes). They also include some complex and innovative integrated transport schemes.
Currently the Department for Transport operates a three stage process for approval.
- Programme Entry – the scheme is accepted in principle to be included in the programme
- Conditional Approval – granted once statutory powers are in place, and
- Full Approval – granted once final prices have been secured.
The initial bid for funding is normally supported by a Major Scheme Business Case that demonstrates the case for the scheme. This is considered under the following five headings:
- Appraisal and Value For Money
The following links and pages provide further details for each of the major schemes schemes currently being progressed in the West Midlands LTP area. Further details may be requested from the contact appropriate to the scheme.
Links to external websites: