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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils in England should encourage housing developers to provide parking facilities for charging electric vehicles according to a new draft... continue
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Letters to the editor
Dave Holladay, Glasgow
Transport minister Sadiq Khan’s announcement that every public building will have cycle parking or cycle parking within easy reach conveys a... continue
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Regular news
Local Authorities in England should encourage developers to provide more car parking in new developments, according to the Conservatives. The... continue
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Regular news
The regional tier of transport planning in England will be swept away if the Conservatives win the General Election. The party’s planning Green... continue
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Viewpoint
Malcolm Bulpitt, TMS Consultancy
Nearly all of us make different trips in the run-up to Christmas. Last December I had an unplanned one, travelling by ambulance early one morning... continue
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Regular news
A new system for collecting developer contributions towards transport projects in England and Wales could come into force as soon as April. The... continue
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Regular news
London mayor Boris Johnson has  called on the developer of the  former Battersea Power Station site in South London to cut the amount of... continue
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Viewpoint
Barry Hutton
In the 28 August issue of LTT there was an intriguing trailer for a paper to be given by Alan Wenban-Smith and Tom van Vuren at the European... continue
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Letters to the editor
Terence Bendixson, Deputy secretary, Independent Transport Commission, University of Southampton
John Wootton makes a good case for inter-urban roads financed by road charges. He then invites debate. One point that needs to be included in that... continue
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Regular news
The Government has thrown out plans for a new Everton football stadium and 40 shops south of Kirkby town centre on Merseyside, partly because of... continue
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Progress of plans
Developer Treasury Holdings has submitted an outline planning application to the London Borough of Wandsworth for redeveloping the Battersea Power... continue
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Regular news
Web-based guidance to help local authorities reduce the need to travel from new developments has been launched by the Government’s Commission... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Hyde, Head of transport network planning, Transport for London
Your article ‘Problems of transport appraisal intractable say consultants’ (LTT 28 Aug) raises issues known to Transport for London. The... continue
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In brief
An area travel plan has been launched for business parks in North Colchester. The travel plan has been developed by the Highways Agency and its... continue
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Letters to the editor
Vanessa Kovacevic, Bury St Edmunds
It will surely come as no surprise to those of us who have been in the appraisal field for a number of years that Alan Wenban-Smith and Tom van Vuren... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Simmonds (DSC) & Neil Raha (MVA Consultancy)
Your article about the problems of transport appraisal picks up a lot of interesting issues (“Problems of transport appraisal... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset
I refer to your article setting out the arguments made by the Local Government Association for a wholesale reform of the system of bus subsidies... continue
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Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham
As a land-use planner with a long-standing interest in transport planning, my eye was caught by the article describing the recent... continue
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Lead Story
The appraisal of major transport schemes is based on analytical techniques that contain intractable weaknesses, two leading consultants said this... continue
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In brief
Guidance for English regions on preparing the new single regional strategies that will replace existing regional spatial and regional economic... continue
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