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Councils brand Eco-town transport plans ‘utopian’ and ‘not serious’

27 February 2009
Weston Otmoor: unloved by local residents and Oxfordshire
Weston Otmoor: unloved by local residents and Oxfordshire
 

Transport proposals for some of the proposed eco-towns are completely unrealistic and doomed to fail, local authorities have told ministers.

The comments come in responses to the Government’s draft eco-towns Planning Policy Statement and sustainability appraisal published late last year (LTT?14 Nov 08). The draft PPS?identified 12 sites, though the promoters of the Marston Vale eco-town in Bedfordshire have since withdrawn their scheme in favour of promoting it through the regional...

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