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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Government this week announced plans to dismantle some of the key planning policies put in place in England in the late 1990s to reduce car... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Planning authorities in England should not use regional spatial strategy (RSS) targets on carbon dioxide emissions to determine planning applications... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Leeds city-region have appointed consultants to examine how transport should be planned and delivered across the... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
If we neglect to pay sufficient attention to the individuality of places we run the risk of a future where everywhere looks the same, says John... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
English Partnerships and developer Gallagher have jointly submitted four planning applications for the new town of Northstowe, 8km north-west of... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The proposed 'eco town' of Pennbury has been criticised by a local councillor for not being sited near enough to a railway line to enable a proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport schemes will be recipients of much of the £732m grant just announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government to support... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The East Midlands Regional Assembly has been told to rewrite the region's draft transport strategy because the target for a zero rate of traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Infrastructure Planning Commission will halve the time it takes to approve major transport schemes in England, with most determined in less than... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A transport plan for Manchester city centre has been published for consultation by Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Passenger Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseytravel is working with the five conurbation districts to try and ensure that a uniform approach to delivering the Local Transport Plan is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jeremy Lloyd, Director, iCube, London EC1M
I almost choked on my cornflakes when I read that Chris Bainbridge thinks PTALs (Public Transport Accessibility Levels) is "confirmed [by]... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jo Baker, Project director, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham B3
John Dales' article on PTALs ('Accessibility tool can hinder good design' LTT 8 Nov) may be based on personal experience but tarnishes accessibility... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The voice of travel planning in the UK has been strengthened with the merger of the Association for Commuter Transport and the National Travelwise... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The work programme for the revised Mayor of London's transport strategy has been revised to enable the recent go-ahead for Crossrail and the Spending... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Competition Commission looks set to recommend that ministers revise a key piece of planning legislation that has controlled the development of... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
There are those, still many in number I suspect, who continue to understand urban design as being mostly, if not entirely, about how things look.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport planners are being invited to enter a competition to help design the Government's proposed eco-towns and ensure that travel patterns in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT looks set to launch a new round of multi-modal studies to examine key transport challenges in England's main transport corridors as part of a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The plans to develop five-year multi-modal plans for key transport corridors (see front page) forms the centrepiece of the DfT’s response to... continue
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