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Lead Story: Issue 576 29 Jul 2011

Mixed messages for transport in streamlined planning policy


Andrew Forster

The Government this week published its draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), heralding major changes to transport and land-use policy  in England.

The NPPF streamlines the Government’s planning policies, condensing about 1,000 pages of advice into just 52. Key transport aspects of the NPPF include:

The abolition of national maximum parking standards for non-residential development

The retention of the ‘town centre first’ policy for retail and...

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