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WCBC Draft Integrated Network Map Consultation

Why are we doing this?: 

Active Travel Existing Routes Map

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places new duties on Local Authorities in Wales to produce and publish Active Travel Maps. The first stage of the Act required Local Authorities to produce an ‘Existing Routes Map’ and submit this to the Welsh Government for approval by January 2016. The Existing Routes Map relates to specific areas in Wales, which are determined by population as specified in the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.

The Existing Active Travel Routes Maps do not show all walking cycling routes in the County Borough. The map only includes those routes that meet the definition of an Active Travel Route as set down in the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013. In summary

  • Routes suitable for walking and cycling (including the use of mobility scooters)
  • Routes that fall within or link settlements specified designated localities within the County Borough of Wrexham. These are: Rossett, Llay, Sydallt, Gresford, Bradley, Tan-y-Fron, Wrexham, Coedpoeth, Rhostyllen, Rhosllanerchrugog, Ruabon, Trevor and Chirk.
  • Routes that fit with definition of an ‘Active Travel Journey’. Broadly this includes journeys made to or from a workplace or educational establishment in order to access health, leisure or other services of facilities.
  • Routes that are considered fit for purpose in line with the requirements of the Welsh Governments ‘Design guidance Active Travel Wales (Act) 2013.  

Following a public consultation in 2015 on Wrexham’s Draft Existing Route Maps (ERM), amendments were made as a result of the responses received and the revised ERM was submitted to Welsh Ministers in January 2016 for approval. There are 14 maps covering each of the designated settlements in Wrexham which make up Wrexham’s Existing Route Map.

The Existing Route Maps will be of use for people who wish to plan their walking and cycling journeys and it will be used as a measure over time to demonstrate the development of the Active Travel network across the County Borough.

If you require paper copies of the Existing Routes Maps, or copies in an alternative format, please contact us by sending an email to traffic@wrexham.gov.uk

What do we want to know?: 

Draft Integrated Network Map Consultation

Wrexham County Borough Council along with all other Welsh Local Authorities is required under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to produce an Integrated Network Map setting out a 15 year programme of improvements. The public consultation to inform the development of the Integrated Network Map will be undertaken during 2017. The feedback received from the consultation will be used to help inform the development of the Integrated Network Maps.

Annual Report to Welsh Ministers 2015/16

In accordance with S.7 (3) of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 Wrexham County Borough Council submitted its Annual Report 2015/16 outlining costs incurred in the provision of  new active travel routes and related facilities, and improvements of existing active travel routes and related facilities in Flintshire.

Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

Further information about the Active travel (Wales) Act and relevant information documents can be found on the Welsh Governments website.


The timetable put in place by the Active Travel Act is as follows:

22 January 2016:  Submission of the existing route maps to Welsh Government.

03 November 2017:  Submission of the integrated network map and resubmission of the existing route map to Welsh Government.

24 September 2020:  Resubmission of the existing route map and the integrated network map to Welsh Government.

View the Wrexham Integrated Network Map proposals

Start date21 August 2017
End date20 October 2017

Full addressContactEmailContact numbers
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David Heskethdavid.hesketh@ wrexham.gov.ukPhone: 01978 729644
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