Decision details

Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To review and approve Dorset Council’s outline Bus Service Improvement Plan, which is a statutory requirement for all Local Authorities as part of the government’s National Bus Strategy 2021.


Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment


(a)  To agree the scope of the outline Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) be agreed and the commitment of resources within existing budgets to take forward work to publish a first version of the BSIP by the end of October 2021, be supported.


(b)  That authority be delegated to the relevant portfolio holder, in consultation with the Executive Director for Place to approve the final version of the BSIP before it is published.


Decision - Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) - Dorset Council


Reason for the decision: Seeking support to publish a first Dorset Council Bus Service Improvement Plan in response to Government’s new National Bus Strategy (NBS) - Bus Back Better. The BSIP sets out a vision and priorities for the future of bus services in Dorset and will be a high-level bidding document used to secure capital and revenue grant funding from the DfT.

Report author: Sue McGowan

Publication date: 08/09/2021

Date of decision: 07/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

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