Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(a) that the establishment of an Enhanced Partnership (EP) with local bus companies to implement actions from the Government’s National Bus Strategy and Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) funding allocation be continued;


(b) that a review be undertaken by the Director of Climate Change, Environment and Transport on the state of the network by November 2022 when the Enhanced Partnership should be in place;


(c) that the use of public transport to restore public confidence and grow passenger numbers be actively promoted;  


(d) that the Director of Climate Change, Environment and Transport, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, be given delegated authority to continue to develop the County Council’s Enhanced Partnership and respond to the commercial changes to the local bus network; and


(e) that the content of the Report be taken into account when making a decision on the Notice of Motion on Better Buses for Devon (later in the agenda for the meeting).

Reason Key: Strategic, Political or Financial Significance;

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Other reasons / organisations consulted



Bus companies, statutory consultees and travelling public

Contact: Meg Booth, Director of Climate Change, Environment and Transport Email:

Report author: Meg Booth

Publication date: 13/07/2022

Date of decision: 13/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2022 - Cabinet

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