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Local Transport Today
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Oxfordshire County Council is calling on the Government to introduce a statutory infrastructure framework for two-tier areas, which could help reduce... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ministers are considering tightening up the protection given to town centres in the new national planning policy framework (NPPF), amid criticism... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Transport planners, green transport campaigners, and public transport operators have  joined forces to express concern about the transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Metro has criticised the Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework for proposing to remove the ability of local planning... continue
Local Transport Today
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Southampton City Council is relaxing the parking standards for new residential developments in the city. The new maximum standards, which supercede... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Lee Baker
At the centre of England, Northamptonshire continues to grow despite the economic slowdown, which brings challenges and opportunities for the county... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Metz - Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London, WC1E
The impact assessment of the new draft National Planning Policy Framework considers the consequences of the framework for transport, identifying only... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
Historically, public consultation has been one of the less developed skills in the transport planning industry. The approach has generally been for... continue
Local Transport Today
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A huge increase in travel on road and public transport networks around Manchester Airport will occur if plans to create an ‘Airport City’... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework will encourage scores of car-based development proposals to come forward, according... continue
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New regulations come into force on 1 October in England giving permitted development rights for the installation of charging points for electric... continue
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Motoring charity the RAC Foundation has teamed up with environmental and public transport group the Campaign for Better Transport to press for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ministers have dropped plans to allow a wide range of buildings in England to be converted to schools without needing planning permission, after many... continue
Local Transport Today
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Traffic congestion on England’s motorways and surrounding roads could worsen if the Government proceeds with relaxing planning rules for new... continue
Local Transport Today
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Research commissioned by the Campaign for Better Transport has shown that government reforms to the planning system could lead to major rises in road... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
When the local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) were established, the Government said it did not want them to wait for Whitehall in order to influence... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has announced the locations of 13 new Enterprise Zones in which businesses will be given incentives to locate through simplified... continue
Local Transport Today
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Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, is inviting expressions of interest for a four-year transport planning consultancy services... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland has published new guidance to strengthen the links between transport and land-use planning. Under the new arrangements, local... continue
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The Government has retained the ‘town centre first’ policy for retail and leisure developments but office development will be exempt. The... continue
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