Sustainable development and public transport

Helping to make Stirling more sustainable

Stirling Council will develop, drive and monitor our strategic response to sustainable development and climate change by embedding relevant considerations into corporate activity.

We've created a sustainable development service within the Council. Their focus is on:

  • transport development
  • sustainable and active travel
  • public transport
  • the circular economy
  • strategic energy
  • biodiversity

This service is made up of three teams:

Sustainable development team

This team monitors and reviews the Council’s sustainable development and climate change strategy. We have a sustainable development strategy framework in place which leads us to best practice in key areas.

Scottish Local Authorities produce an annual report on progress in meeting the Public Bodies’ Climate Change Duties. This information is collated in the annual Sustainable Stirling Report.

Public transport team

This team ensures public transport and other opportunities are provided to all communities. The aim is to deliver a service and public transport infrastructure that continually improves.

The team is responsible for a range of public transport services, including:

  • Demand Responsive Transport (DRT)
  • Additional Support Needs (ASN) transport on behalf of education services
  • current, accurate and adequate public transport information
  • accessibility for elderly, vulnerable and less mobile residents, such as through the Taxicard, National Entitlement Card or Disabled Parking schemes.

Some of these services are also delivered by Stirling Council for Clackmannanshire residents.

Public transport strategic and operational KPI’s are being developed. These will form the basis of continuous monitoring on how services are being delivered to the public and help us see how performance measures against agreed targets.

Strategic transport development team

Scottish local authorities are required to produce a Local Transport Strategy (LTS). Ours sets out the Council's transport policies and programmes, which support our own and the Stirling Community Planning Partnership's economic, social and environmental objectives. The LTS sets out the Council's overarching objectives.

How the strategy is delivered is set out in a number of supporting plans:

We produce annual monitoring statements to keep the public informed of delivery, as well as undertaking regular programme and strategy reviews.

Read the latest Annual Monitoring Statement