NTS2 Delivery Plan - Impact Assessments Consultation

Scotland’s National Transport Strategy 2 (NTS2) sets out the vision for Scotland’s transport system to the year 2040. The NTS2 outlines the four priorities for the transport system:

  • Reduces inequalities
  • Takes climate action
  • Helps deliver inclusive economic growth
  • Improves our health and wellbeing.

The first NTS2 Delivery Plan sets out strategic policies and the broad actions the Scottish Government (SG) is taking to deliver on its vision and priorities to the end of March 2022, taking account of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Impact assessments are being undertaken on 37 strategic policies within the NTS2 Delivery Plan and we would like to get your views on the initial screening of impacts through this consultation survey. The impact assessments are:

  • Social and Equality Impact Assessment (SEQIA (incorporating an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA), Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA), Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA).
  • Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA)
  • Health Inequality Impact Assessment (HIIA)
  • Business Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA)

We have examined the need to undertake a Data Protection Impact Assessment of the NTS2 Delivery Plan and have concluded that any data protection issues were being fully addressed as part of individual policies and therefore an overall assessment of data protection impacts on strategic policies would not be required.

Responding to this Consultation

We are inviting responses to this consultation between Wednesday 3rd November 2021 and Wednesday 5th January 2022.


Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government’s consultation hub, Citizen Space. You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of Wednesday 5th January 2022.

You do not need to answer all the questions in the survey, unless you choose to. We know that different people will be interested in different assessments and the survey is set out to allow you to give your views on the overall screening of impacts and also to comment on the specific strategic policies you are most interested in.

As this is a long consultation we recommend that you use the 'Save and come back later' feature frequently as you go through the survey. This allows you to leave and return to the consultation at a later date without losing the information you have already entered as part of your response. You will need to keep a note of your reference number to return to your response. If the response has not been submitted prior to the consultation closing the response will be lost.


Respond to the consultation online


Easy read version


If you are unable to respond using the Citizen Space hub, you can send your response by email or post:

By post

Please download and complete this Survey Form and the Respondent Information Form from the Supporting Files section at the bottom of this page and post your completed forms to:

NTS2 Impact Assessment Team
Aurora, 7th Floor
120 Bothwell Street
Glasgow, G2 7JS

By email

Please download the and complete this Survey Form and the Respondent Information Form from the Supporting Files section at the bottom of this page and return these to nts2impactassessments@aecom.com as attachments.

To request a paper version of this survey please email nts2impactassessments@aecom.com

Easy Read and Gaelic formats of this consultation are also available and other accessible formats can be arranged upon request.

Handling your response

If you respond using the consultation hub, you will be directed to the About You page before submitting your response. Please indicate how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are content for your response to published. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

To find out how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy policy.

Next steps in the process

Following the closing date of Wednesday 5th January 2022,  all responses will be analysed and a consultation report will be produced which will summarise the key findings. Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at our consultation hub. If you use the consultation hub to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

The findings from the consultation will be considered along with other available evidence and used to undertake the final impact assessments for the NTS2 Delivery Plan 2020-2022. The responses will also support in developing actions and informing the NTS2 Delivery Plan 2022-2023 and beyond.  

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted please send them directly to NTS2@transport.gov.scot.

Scottish Government consultation process

Consultation is an essential part of the policymaking process. It gives us the opportunity to consider your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work.

You can find all our consultations online. Each consultation details the issues under consideration, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post.

Responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. We will publish a report of this analysis for every consultation. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise the responses received may:

  • indicate the need for policy development or review
  • inform the development of a particular policy
  • help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
  • be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented

While details of particular circumstances described in a response to a consultation exercise may usefully inform the policy process, consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments, which should be directed to the relevant public body.

Published Date 3 Nov 2021 Updated Date 18 Jan 2022 Topic Status