Date lodged: 1 May 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether the Sestran Regional Model (SRM12) includes the East Neuk and takes account of the value of the railhead that Levenmouth could provide.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 14 May 2019
The geographical scope of the SRM12 model covers the South East of Scotland, including the whole of Fife and the East Neuk. The Sestran Regional Model is a tool which may be used to provide quantitative evidence as part of Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) which should be used for transport appraisal in Scotland. A transport appraisal determines the overall value of the multi-modal options. This involves the appraisal of each option against the transport planning objectives and the five STAG criteria, including the Environment, Safety, Economy, Integration, and Accessibility and Social Inclusion. The Levenmouth Sustainable Transport Study is being undertaken in line with STAG and includes a railhead at Levenmouth as one of the multi-modal options under consideration.