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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government plans to simplify the conversion of office premises into residential development in England will undermine efforts to develop employment... continue
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Sir Peter Hall, who died on 30 July at the age of 82, was the UK’s foremost post-war geographer and planning academic. A prolific writer, he... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The Greater London Authority’s new infrastructure plan to 2050 is a perfect illustration of how long-term spatial plans turn incremental annual... continue
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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
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In brief
Housing developers in Hertfordshire will have to offer new residents a ‘sustainable travel contribution’ of £100 per house and... continue
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Regular news
Swindon Council may  install solar-panelled noise barriers alongside motorways and trunk roads in its area. As well as reducing traffic noise... continue
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In brief
Cala Homes has appointed consultant Mode Transport Planning to develop a transport strategy for a new settlement on the former Long Marston airfield... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Reducing travel times, creating more on-line capacity and rejuvenating upper-England’s flagging economy have all been deployed in defence of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Countryside campaigners in England are urging ministers to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to reduce car-based urban sprawl. The... continue
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Two visions have been unveiled for transforming  Heathrow Airport into a new town if a new hub airport were built to the east of London. The... continue
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Main editorial comment
A bit of advice for workplace travel planners: tread carefully with Amazon. Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store, chronicles the short life... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
When it comes to rail-led property developments, Hong Kong-based MTR is probably in a class of its own. It also runs one of the few truly profitable... continue
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News extra
Railways and property have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship: railway improvements can stimulate development in adjoining properties and boost... continue
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In brief
West Lothian Council says “positive progress” is being made on plans for a new rail station at Winchburgh – between Edinburgh and... continue
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In brief
Demand for car parking in new housing developments cannot be determined by the site’s public transport accessibility alone, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leeds City Council is exploring how to fund a £100m new dual carriageway on the eastern edge of the city, which it says is vital to supporting... continue
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Regular news
Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged a programme of New Towns and Garden Cities if his party wins the General Election in 2015. Sir Michael Lyons... continue
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Main editorial comment
Readers in London wanting to live in a place with a slice of transport history now have two choices. As we have previously reported, part of the... continue
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In brief
Durham County Council has become the latest local authority to abandon maximum parking standards for new residential developments, saying they lead... continue
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