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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The Government this week published its draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), heralding major changes to transport and land-use... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
South Hampshire may not have the same profile as the big Metropolitan areas in the Midlands and North of England but it is nonetheless one of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
LTT does not engage in any of the dubious practices of news gathering that have filled the 24-hour news and airwaves this last fortnight but it is,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is considering reforming how developers contribute to the cost of transport and other infrastructure. The plans could see... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Major changes to transport and land-use policy in England are set to be signalled by the Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government is to consult about how to open up local authority planning so that non-public sector providers compete to provide planning... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities and business representatives in South Yorkshire have proposed an Enterprise Zone to ministers based on three sites close to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Midland conurbation authorities have voiced concern about the transport implications of Government plans expand housing land supply in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government plans for offices to be converted to residential use in England without the need for planning applications could lead to more car-based... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport planners have voiced concern that Local Enterprise Partnerships and Enterprise Zones could fuel car-based business travel at a time when... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A leading transport academic has launched a stinging attack on current Government policies, claiming that ministers fail to understand the importance... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Travel plans and transport assessments should remain integral parts of planning policy in England, a panel of advisers has told ministers. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail
It comes as no surprise that separate transport and local government House of Commons select committee inquiries in March concluded that the lack of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has explained how it expects planning policies to be relaxed in Enterprise Zones, a move that some transport planners say will fuel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leeds City Council is planning to officially recognise 3,000 commuter car parking spaces that have sprung up on  vacant land in and around the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Road schemes, park-and-ride and new transport interchanges are among the projects likely to be part-funded by Portsmouth City Council’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport planners and environmental campaign groups this week voiced concern that the Government’s plan to relax planning policies will pave... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Andrew Forster
London's Urban fabric is constantly changing, whether it be new shopping centres, housing developments, hotels and office blocks, or new transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
It may be too early to say precisely what the implications of the Government’s planning deregulation policies will be for transport policy and... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
The raft of policy changes proposed by the Coalition Government over recent months has established new ideas on Localism, Big Society and Local... continue
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