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Local Transport Today
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STREETSCAPE ENHANCEMENTS, extra tram capacity and some road improvements feature in a new spatial plan for Croydon town centre. The London Borough... continue
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RAIL FREIGHT could double over the next 20 years – but only if local planning authorities facilitate new rail-connected warehousing. New rail... continue
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Andrew Forster
Local planning authorities in London and the South East are thwarting efforts to grow rail freight by taking a much more hostile view of new rail... continue
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Planning minister Nick Boles has suggested building settlements around out-of-town stations on the Government’s proposed new high-speed rail... continue
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Andrew Forster
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has given the green light to a controversial plan for a major rail-connected warehousing development on Green Belt... continue
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The Government is to revise guidance on travel plans, transport assessments, and street design in England as part of sweeping reforms to planning... continue
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The DfT hopes to speed up the delivery of local authority road schemes in England by scrapping the requirement for projects that connect to the... continue
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The Highways Agency has published four protocols explaining how it will engage with local authorities and developers on planning. The protocols cover... continue
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North Somerset Council wants developers to provide more parking spaces in residential developments. “Whilst the council recognises that... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley CR8
The legacy effect of the Olympics has shown how many people have actually taken the plunge and taken possession of a bike. But an owner of a cycle... continue
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Planning minister Nick Boles has angered environmental groups and some of his fellow Conservative MPs by calling for a new programme of low density... continue
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Local planning authorities in England will lose their right to determine planning applications for a wide range of commercial developments under... continue
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The Highways Agency should be stripped of its ability to issue directions that put a block on planning permissions, according to the Local Government... continue
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The Government has conceded that fewer than a fifth of applications for judicial review concerned planning and infrastructure. The admission in a... continue
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Network Rail is consulting on constructing the Ordsall Chord to link Manchester’s Victoria and Piccadilly stations, a project that will create... continue
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Transport policy formulation in England is to become less reliant on public consultations under plans to speed-up policy-making announced by the... continue
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Planning permission for major commercial developments in England could be granted by ministers rather than local planning authorities under reforms... continue
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Feature
Jennie Maybury & Rasita Chudasama
For over 10 years Nottingham has been working towards achieving one shared objective: providing a high quality, integrated, attractive and affordable... continue
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Feature
Chris Hardwick & Alistair Kirkbride
Effective monitoring and evaluation is vital in delivering a successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) programme. LSTF partnerships are now... continue
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