RESIDENTS and businesses have been given more time to give their views on a new transport strategy for the district.

A draft strategy has been created by Essex County Council in collaboration with Maldon District Council, for the new Maldon District Future Transport Strategy.

Currently out to consultation, residents and businesses now have until Sunday, August 13, to provide additional comments.

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The strategy looks at how we travel in the district, the journeys we make and what the priorities should be in years to come.

Once finalised, the strategy will form a blueprint that will be used to identify, appraise and assess potential highway schemes, and provide evidence for funding bids.

It can be viewed at

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Responses to the consultation can be submitted via the online survey link, sent in via freepost or emailed to

District council leader Richard Siddall said: "I am delighted to see the Maldon District Future Transport Strategy consultation being launched. 

"It is a longer-term strategy that explores transport issues in the district and reviews what changes and investments could be made in the future to tackle problems such as air pollution, congestion, public transport routes and frequency, as well as getting more people up and about, walking and cycling where they are able to."