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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Labour Party has accepted the recommendation of Sir John Armitt to establish an independent National Infrastructure Commission to "help create a... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
A few weeks back, I was asked to advise some master-planners in connection with a proposed new housing development on the edge of a large town in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Durham County Council is relaxing the rules on the number of car parkings spaces for new non-residential developments. The council’s current... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
It is 20 years since the Government’s Planning Policy Guidance 13 on transport wrote the obituary to ‘predict and provide’ but... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
As most of you doubtless recall (no?), my first article in these pages (August 2005 – this is episode 111) anchored its raison... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities should not use travel plans as a way to penalise motorists, according to new guidance from the Department for Communities and Local... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has scrapped plans to introduce tolls on a new section of the A14 across Cambridgeshire because of fierce opposition. The DfT had... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Durham County Council has become the latest local authority to abandon maximum parking standards for new residential developments, saying they lead... continue
Local Transport Today
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The government has announced that its promised review of planning guidance will have six weeks to consider how to streamline 6,000 pages of advice... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus operators across West Yorkshire have expressed “surprise and dismay” that the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) has... continue
Local Transport Today
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has formally submitted proposals to the Government to gain control over sections of inner London suburban rail operations.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Department for Transport has announced the local authorities that have won funding under the third and final instalment of the Local Sustainable... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Miles Logie, Director, Minnerva, Hitchin, Herts SG5
Recent editions of LTT (11 May & 8 Jun) have given some prominence to the latest DfT guidance on approaches to modelling the set of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London WC1E
You report the intention of the Campaign for Better Transport to prepare alternative guidance on ‘smarter choice’ travel behaviour change... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A number of passages in the draft framework have been either deleted or revised. The words in bold italics have been deleted: “Decision-takers... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government this week made concessions to countryside campaigners and planners by introducing some safeguards against car-based development into... continue
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The Passenger Transport Executive Group and the Confederation for Passenger Transport have both expressed support for the compromise the Department... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced a series of reforms aimed at delivering more innovative and higher quality bus services, and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a feasibility study to consider using existing motoring and petrol taxes to lever in additional investment... continue
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