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Letters to the editor: Issue 459 4 Jan 2007

Barker's plan to axe parking standards will fuel our car culture

Tim Pharoah London

For those who believe that new development should have a positive impact on transport emissions, environmental quality and inclusive accessibility, December 2006 produced bad news. First, the new planning guidance on housing (PPS3) abandons the national policy attempt to limit car parking provision in new housing ('Parking standards stripped from housing guidance' LTT 14 Dec 06). It is true that the first attempt in PPG3 was hopelessly ambiguous but it did provoke planning authorities into...

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