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Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The timescale for building a new ‘rapid transit link’ between Cardiff and Pontyclun, northwest of the city, is unrealistic, a Welsh... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
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
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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
Local Transport Today
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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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
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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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