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Local Transport Today
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London mayor Boris Johnson is inviting boroughs to bid to a new Low Emissions Neighbourhood fund to improve air quality. The mayor plans to fund one... continue
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Highways England has voiced concern about a developer’s plan to dramatically increase the density of housing on a greenfield site close to the... continue
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Lead Story
Questions have been raised about the future of travel plans for new developments after a court ruling that local authorities in England cannot... continue
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Viewpoint
Steve Melia, University of the West of England
When communities secretary Eric Pickles abolished Labour’s (already weakened) national parking standards, he cloaked his announcement in the... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’ve just finished watching the national news. It covered the huge gathering in London calling for ‘new homes for Britain’. The... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Government plans to create 100,000 cut-price homes for first-time buyers risks creating a shortfall in local transport infrastructure, the British... continue
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Bus priority projects in and around Cambridge dominate a £185.5m five-year transport infrastructure package to be delivered through the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I refer to your editorial regarding the Government’s rehabilitation of road building across much of the UK (‘Road building... continue
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Regular news
The timescale for building a new ‘rapid transit link’ between Cardiff and Pontyclun, northwest of the city, is unrealistic, a Welsh... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Five ring-fenced funds worth £900m up to and including 2020/21 are being set up.  Environment – £300m This fund could be used... continue
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In brief
The Government is to review transport access to Ebbsfleet in Kent where a Garden City is planned to provide up to 15,000 homes. “The Government... continue
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The Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed 18 organisations onto a multidisciplinary panel covering activities including... continue
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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
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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
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