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Local Transport Today
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The High Court has set a date for considering a challenge to the Government’s rejection of plans for a new rail freight interchange on the site... continue
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Regular news
Travel patterns in South London are set for a major upheaval following community and local government secretary Eric Pickles’ decision to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London
Given that the present Government has made it clear that it is streamlining existing planning policy statements and guidance into one single National... continue
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Regular news
The First local authorities in England have published their proposed charging schedules for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that will provide... continue
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Local Transport Today
Ever since the Coalition Government was formed last summer, it has been in a hurry to make reforms. And no minister has been in a bigger rush than... continue
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Regular news
This month’s changes to Planning Policy Guidance 13 aim to eliminate confusion about parking provision in new residential developments. In... continue
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Regular feature
Ministers have scrapped  what they say was ‘anti-motorist’ parking policy guidance for local authorities in England. The Department... continue
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In brief
The Government has explained how planning applications for major transport projects in England will be determined following the demise of the... continue
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Merseytravel is to oppose a plan to redevelop a road and rail freight terminal for leisure and retail use. The PTE expects landowner the Benmore... continue
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Planning permission will not be needed to install electric vehicle charging points on streets and in outdoor car parks in England, ministers... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Policy Determine and implementation are usually described as an ‘art’ (compared with the claims of ‘science’ for traffic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andreas Markides, Chairman, Colin Buchanan, London W2
The decentralisation and localism agenda driven by the Coalition Government is designed to give local communities more control over housing and... continue
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Viewpoint
David Metz, University College London
In a time of financial stringency, we need to understand where travel demand will develop in the coming years if we are to make sensible decisions... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Buchan, Director MTRU, Board member, Transport Planning Society, London
Edmund King was surprised by the Transport Planning Society’s survey showing only 9% prioritised major trunk road building. Frankly, to an... continue
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Regular news
The Government is proposing requiring councils in England to spend “a meaningful proportion” of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseytravel has voiced concerns about the Government’s plans to relax planning rules on converting buildings to schools. The Government is... continue
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In brief
Transport for London is calling for changes to transport appraisal to allow projects that open up brownfield land to be justified. TfL says the... continue
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Developer Contributions could fund almost all   the infrastructure needed to secure a major redevelopment in South London – including... continue
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On 14 September academic and journalist Owen Hatherley used a column in The Guardian to urge the UK to “create the Milton Keynes of public... continue
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Oxford City Council’s plans for a major employment zone on the northern edge of the city have come in for criticism from one of the... continue
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