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England’s regions have overlooked environmental objectives in setting their Regional Funding Allocation priorities, says Bettina Lange

By Bettina Lange
27 February 2009
New road schemes continue to be popular choices for England’s regions
New road schemes continue to be popular choices for England’s regions
Bettina Lange is co-ordinator of regional transport, at environmental and public transport pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport.
Bettina Lange is co-ordinator of regional transport, at environmental and public transport pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport.

 

Decision-makers in the English regions are this week finalising their Regional Funding Allocation 2 advice to the Government. According to the DfT’s RFA guidance and emerging policy in DaSTS (Delivering a Sustainable Transport Strategy), these second transport RFAs had been intended to take greater account of climate change, rail development and sustainable transport generally.

Regions were expected to move from the traditional scheme-centred to a strategic problem-focused approach,...

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