The North East is producing the first-ever region-wide Transport Plan to set out our priorities up to 2035. The draft Plan includes an initial £6.1bn worth of transformative projects, an investment figure which is expected to grow significantly as schemes develop in the future.

It includes a live programme of 296 proposed schemes across the region which would transform the transport network – changing things for the better for the people of the North East.

The draft Plan covers the seven local authority areas, covering our two combined authorities: The North East Combined Authority (Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland), and The North of Tyne Combined Authority (Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland).

We’ve worked with our local authorities and Nexus (the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive) to coordinate this collection of ‘game-changing’ projects and we’re excited to share our vision for the future.

Audio downloads

Audio versions of the consultation draft North East Transport Plan have been made available to download.


An Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) has been prepared for the consultation draft of the North East Transport Plan (NETP). The purpose of the report is to:

  • Identify, describe and evaluate the likely environmental and socio-economic effects of the NETP and alternatives; and
  • Provide an opportunity for statutory consultees, interested parties and the public to offer views on the ISA process carried out to date.