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Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
It’s that time of year again when I invite nominations for the Urban Transport Design Award, which Urban Initiatives sponsors and which has... continue
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The Government’s assertion that the Pennbury eco-town in Leicestershire will be viable is flawed and the estimates of transport scheme costs... continue
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Bus schemes, road improvements and pedestrian and cycle bridges are among the 29 transport projects that will share £170.5m of Community... continue
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The London Borough of Brent may demolish houses along the North Circular Road to reduce residents’ exposure to air pollution and noise. ... continue
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Many eco-town promoters have underestimated the cost of their transport plans, according to a report by the Department for Communities and Local... continue
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Housebuilders in Essex will be expected to provide more car parking in developments as part of a revamp of parking standards. Essex says the... continue
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Transport proposals for some of the proposed eco-towns are completely unrealistic and doomed to fail, local authorities have told ministers. The... continue
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Articles
Put simply, placemaking is an exercise in land use and optimising property value, says Savills, that aims to reproduce, at one stroke, the... continue
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John Dales
What I have to say this month arises from my encounter with a variety of issues that may not seem, at first glance, to be all that closely related. I... continue
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The Homes and Communities Agency, the Government’s new housing and regeneration agency for England, is seeking expressions of interest from... continue
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Campaigners against an eco-town in Warwickshire have lost their Judicial Review case against the way the proposals have been developed (LTT?19 Sep... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Adrian Jones, Adrian Jones Consultancy, Nottingham
Your article (‘Black mark for eco-town transport plans’ LTT 16 Jan) about the review by Halcrow of plans for an eco-town for... continue
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Parking standards for new housing in Kent are to be relaxed because of persistent complaints about inadequate or poor provision from residents. New... continue
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Key assumptions affecting transport plans for an eco-town at Pennbury, Leicestershire have come in for scathing criticism in a report for... continue
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Local authorities in  the East Midlands are signing up to a single highway design manual that could eventually cover the whole region. Leicester... continue
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Leeds City Council is holding further talks with blind and partially sighted groups to try and find an acceptable policy on the provision of shared... continue
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In his Pre-budget Report, presented today, Chancellor Alistair Darling announced that £3bn of capital spending on housing, education, transport... continue
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The DCLG’s consultant on the Sustainability Appraisal, Scott Wilson, makes the following comments on the transport aspects of the shortlisted... continue
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Ministers have been accused of watering down the transport aspects of eco-towns in a new draft Planning Policy Statement published last week... continue
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Boris Johnson has given his clearest articulation yet of how he wants to change the capital’s transport system with a heavy emphasis on making... continue
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