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Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Rural Oxfordshire is a world away from the congested streets of central London but, if developers get their way, this area could become the location... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Residents of the proposed eco-town at Pennbury in Leicestershire could also find themselves being charged for car use under proposals from developer... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Fifteen locations were supposed to be shortlisted in the eco-towns competition but the unpopularity of the proposals means that the number still in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
I n researching the article about the transport strategy for the Weston Otmoor eco-town in Oxfordshire (see pages 6-7), LTT was reminded of American... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Daily Telegraph's strong opposition to the Government's eco-towns proposals produced not one but two editorial columns in less than a week at... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Inadequate transport plans for many of the shortlisted Eco-towns could help lead to only a handful of the shortlisted locations being taken forward... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plymouth City Council has invited tenders for consultants to advise on its 'Eastern corridor high quality public transport link' that will run from... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has launched a public consultation on plans for a new motorway junction on the M20 near Ashford. The new junction - J10a - would... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The steady stream of negative stories about the Government's eco-towns proposals shows no signs of drying up, with several papers joining The Daily... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The South East England Regional Assembly has attacked the Government's eco-town proposals, saying they are over-riding the planning system and... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Steve Mella
Eco-towns "will follow the most ambitious European models, where only half of households rely on a car", according to housing minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
In recent weeks The Daily Telegraph has launched what amounts to a de facto campaign against the Government's plans for eco-towns, featuring almost... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmental groups have spelt out their opposition to the shortlisted eco-town locations in a strongly worded letter to housing minister Caroline... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The final version of the East of England’s regional spatial strategy has been published by the Government, with plans for 508,000 additional... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
A 1,000 space park-and-ride site is included in plans for an urban extension to Plymouth that have been given outline planning permission by South... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Government's eco-towns were facing an embarrassing setback this week with news that an alliance of environmental groups is to write to ministers... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 15 April housing minister Caroline Flint used a 'response' column in The Guardian to defend the Government's plans for eco-towns. Responding... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The 12 people who will serve on the eco-towns challenge panel are: John Walker (chair), former chief executive of the British Urban Regeneration... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
People may not want to buy houses in eco-towns if too many restrictions are placed on car access, a transport consultant has warned. Peter Marshall,... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
1. St Austell Promoter: Imerys Minerals. 5,000 homes on former china clay sites in Cornwall close to the Eden Project. The impact on the A30 and A391... continue
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