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Local authorities want to deliver active places, but developers don't agree

30 October 2017
New development at Woodberry Down in London`s Zone 2 is car-lite and encourages walking and public transport use. However, local authorities find that prioritising walking and active transport in less well-connected places is not a priority for developers
New development at Woodberry Down in London`s Zone 2 is car-lite and encourages walking and public transport use. However, local authorities find that prioritising walking and active transport in less well-connected places is not a priority for developers

 

While the push to deliver new homes and retrofit existing communities is high on the political agenda, if not actually happening in practice, we need a conversation about the kind of places that we build. Research carried out by Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the Ramblers found that local authorities want to build places that encourage walking and active travel. Developers do not always share these priorities, however, and many councils feel the mismatch is a challenge in...

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