Brighton & Hove City Council has decided not to rush through its bid for a Rapid Transit System (RTS) this month preferring to wait until next July. The postponement will buy the Council the time it needs to strengthen its case and submit a more substantial bid.
Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, said, "We had hoped to submit our bid this July, but it's imperative that we give ourselves the time to prepare a strong and successful case.
"By submitting the bid next year we will be able to include much more information, such as data from the air quality management area strategy. We will also have a firmer idea about the size and scale of seafront developments.
"It's also important that any rapid transport system is integrated with a future park & ride scheme and there is substantial planning work to be completed on the proposals.
"We are committed to getting people moving about the city in the most effective and efficient way possible. The combination of a rapid transport system and park & ride has every chance of making that happen."
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