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Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Policy Determine and implementation are usually described as an ‘art’ (compared with the claims of ‘science’ for traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andreas Markides, Chairman, Colin Buchanan, London W2
The decentralisation and localism agenda driven by the Coalition Government is designed to give local communities more control over housing and... continue
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Viewpoint
David Metz, University College London
In a time of financial stringency, we need to understand where travel demand will develop in the coming years if we are to make sensible decisions... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Buchan, Director MTRU, Board member, Transport Planning Society, London
Edmund King was surprised by the Transport Planning Society’s survey showing only 9% prioritised major trunk road building. Frankly, to an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is proposing requiring councils in England to spend “a meaningful proportion” of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)... continue
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In brief
Merseytravel has voiced concerns about the Government’s plans to relax planning rules on converting buildings to schools. The Government is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is calling for changes to transport appraisal to allow projects that open up brownfield land to be justified. TfL says the... continue
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Regular news
Developer Contributions could fund almost all   the infrastructure needed to secure a major redevelopment in South London – including... continue
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Media monitor
On 14 September academic and journalist Owen Hatherley used a column in The Guardian to urge the UK to “create the Milton Keynes of public... continue
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Regular news
Oxford City Council’s plans for a major employment zone on the northern edge of the city have come in for criticism from one of the... continue
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News extra
Andrew Forster and Lee Baker
Since communities secretary Eric Pickles and business secretary Vince Cable mapped out plans for Local Enterprise Partnerships in July, local... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT has opened the exceptional hardship scheme (EHS) for property owners affected by the proposed high-speed rail line from London to... continue
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In brief
All new residential developments in London should have dedicated cycle storage spaces, according to the mayor of London’s new housing design... continue
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Regular news
Communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles has rejected plans for a ‘strategic rail freight interchange’ in Kent. Pickles... continue
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In brief
Local authorities in England will get extra cash that could be spent on transport infrastructure if they give planning permission for new homes this... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3
If the old bogey of financial uncertainty were the only obstacle facing transport planners then I might have some sympathy with Thompson &... continue
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Regular news
Local Authorities and the Scottish Government need to strengthen ties between transport and land-use planning, a committee of MSPs has said. The... continue
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Regular news
Plans for a rail freight distribution centre beside the M4/M25 intersection in Slough look set to be revived following the Government’s refusal... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government will retain a fast-track decision-making process for major infrastructure projects in England, despite scrapping the Infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Regional spatial strategies in England were this week revoked with immediate effect by communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles. The... continue
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