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Active Travel Fund Tranche 4 Submission


In January 2023, Active Travel England invited bids for capital funding under Tranche 4 of the ATF, to be submitted by 24 February 2023. Tranche 4 is designed to:

  • create a local authority capital investment programme that optimises delivery of 2025 and 2030 objectives, as set out in the statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS 2):
    • 50% of short urban trips in England to be walked, wheeled or cycled by 2030
    • Increase active travel from 41% in 2018 to 46% of short urban trips by 2025
    • Increase walking to 365 stages per person per year by 2025
    • Increase cycling from 0.8 billion stages in 2013 to 1.6 billion stages in 2025
    • 55% of primary school-aged children to walk to school by 2025
  • align investment with Gear Change and wider government objectives, including local growth and productivity, tackling public health issues, decarbonisation, levelling up and cost of living challenges
  • increase participation in active travel amongst underrepresented groups

ATF Tranche 4 funding is to be split into two streams:

  • Construction funding, for schemes that are ready for delivery within the 2023/24 financial year.
  • Development funding, for schemes that are at an earlier stage.

Devon County Council’s submission

Devon County Council submitted a bid for £4.9m of ATF Tranche 4 funding, split between 19 schemes. The submitted proposals were designed to:

The table below summarises Devon County Council’s ATF Tranche 4 submission. Schemes are ranked in priority order, with 1 being the highest priority.

Rank Name Funding stream ATF funding sought
1 Queen Street – Exeter Construction £200,000
2 Tarka Trail – Ilfracombe to Braunton Construction £820,000
3 Tarka Trail – Ilfracombe to Braunton Development £110,000
4 Queen Street – Newton Abbot Construction £500,000
5 Mallison Bridge and boardwalk – Exeter Construction £1,100,000
6 E12 Rifford Road Onward Connections – Exeter Development £100,000
7 Teign Estuary Trail – Dawlish to Teignmouth Development £200,000
8 E3/E9 Barnfield Road – Exeter Construction £250,000
9 Multi-Use Path – Seaton to Colyford Construction £616,000
10 Town Centre West – Newton Abbot Development £100,000
11 Hospital to Railway Station – Barnstaple Development £105,000
12 E3 Multi-Use Path – Cranbrook to Exeter Development £100,000
13 Newton Road – Newton Abbot to Kingsteignton Development £100,000
14 Multi-Use Path – Sidbury to Sidford Development £110,000
15 City Centre Walking Schemes – Exeter Development £100,000
16 New Crossings Programme – Countywide Development £200,000
17 Clovelly Road Missing Links – Bideford Development £25,000
18 A386 Appledore Crossing – Northam Construction £95,000
19 Active Travel Infrastructure – Ivybridge Development £100,000

Next steps

Active Travel England is expected to announce final ATF Tranche 4 funding allocations before the end of March 2023. Following this announcement, Devon County Council will work to implement the schemes awarded funding. This will include developing designs, conducting consultations and delivering construction works.

Further details of next steps will be provided in due course.