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Appraisal critics see funding reforms as chance to axe time savings ‘bias

13 April 2012
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Councils should be allowed to develop their own methods for appraising major transport schemes, thus ending reliance on the DfT’s current method that puts time savings centre stage, according to transport planners and local government.

The Royal Town Planning Institute and the Local Government Association make the call in their responses to the DfT’s consultation on major local transport scheme devolution.

The Department has suggested project promoters should continue having to...

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