Question ref. S5W-35659
Asked by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 2 March 2021
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that freeports might have on the (a) National Transport Strategy Delivery Plan to 2022 and (b) Strategic Transport Projects Review 2.
Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 12 March 2021
The appraisal process within the Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), not the National Transport Strategy (NTS2) Delivery Plan, is the appropriate mechanism to consider the impact of potential changes to movement of people and goods at a national level. Access to major ports across Scotland is within the scope of STPR2, therefore my officials will continue to engage with the Greenports bidding process to ensure that the potential impacts of this, such as potential further development of additional facilities at successful location(s), are appropriately considered within STPR2.