Planning - Transport Policy

sewta-logoSewta - South East Wales Transport Alliance

Sewta is an alliance of local authorities charged with developing transport policy and delivering transport projects on behalf of the 10 local authorities in South East Wales, including Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, and their partners.

To access a range of background information about the organisation including its aims and objectives, publications and Board minutes visit|

Sewta Regional Transport Plan

The ten local authorities of the Sewta have developed a Regional Transport Plan (RTP), which sets out their policies and proposals to improve the transport system of the region over the coming years.

Working together with industry partners, and the Welsh Government (WG), the aim of this first RTP is to improve regional transport in South East Wales and help deliver the social, economic and environmental objectives of the Wales Spatial Plan and the Wales Transport Strategy. The plan seeks to help the move towards a more sustainable environment for work, the economy and personal and recreational travel.

The main proposals include:

  • Continuing investment in the regional rail network
  • Improving the quality of the bus service
  • Developing public transport integration
  • Making better use of the road system
  • Developing a smarter choices programme (including walking and cycling)

The plan contains a five-year programme of works and also sets out longer term proposals needed to achieve the plan’s aims. The plan has now been approved by WG and is available on the Sewta website.

Sewta have developed a number of strategies and commissioned research on a number of issues that advised the development of the plan. These are also contained on the Sewta website.

Now that the RTP has been approved, Sewta will be working closely with its partner local authorities and WG to deliver its programme of transport schemes over the coming years.


Contact Information

Transportation Strategy Team
Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC
Sardis House
Sardis Road
CF37 1DU

Telephone: 01443 494856