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GIS maps to identify social impacts

The DfT proposes an incremental approach to incorporating social and distributional impacts into appraisal. The first step will be to pilot GIS mapping to identify the impact of transport schemes on "vulnerable social groups". "In the longer term we aim to develop a more robust method for the inclusion of social and distributional impacts in appraisal," it explains. The DfT is to consider the potential to adjust a scheme's benefit-cost ratio to reflect evidence of social and...

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