Section 2: Wales Transport Strategy
11.Section 2 requires the Assembly to prepare and publish a document to be known as the Wales Transport Strategy setting out the Assembly’s policies and proposals for discharging the general transport duty. Having published the Strategy, the Assembly is required to keep it under review and it may revise the Strategy from time to time. Before preparing or revising the Strategy the Assembly must consult all county and county borough councils in Wales and those county and district councils in England whose areas border Wales and it may consult anyone else it thinks appropriate. The Assembly cannot delegate the function of approving the Strategy. The effect of this is that whilst the detailed preparation of the Strategy will be delegated to Assembly Ministers, working in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders, the Strategy will have to be approved by an affirmative vote of the Members of the Assembly in plenary session.