and Leicestershire Transport Board has been established in response
to the Government’s intention to
devolve funding for local major transport schemes to Local
Transport Bodies from 2015.
and Leicestershire Transport Board (LLTB) is a voluntary partnership between Leicester City
Council, Leicestershire County Council, and the Leicester and
Partnership. A Leicestershire District
Council has also been invited to join the Board, but in a
non-voting advisory capacity. Leicester City Council acts as the
accountable body for the LLTB.
The primary role of the LLTB is to decide which
transport investments should be prioritised, to review and approve
individual business cases for those investments, and to ensure
effective delivery of the programme. It will ensure value for money
and sound decision making.
The Department for Transport (DfT) requires each
Local Transport Body to put in place an Assurance Framework,
setting out their governance and working arrangements. These frameworks need to be submitted to, and
approved by, the DfT before any devolved funding will be