30 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Kent truckstop to expand

Ashford Borough Council in Kent says it is taking a pro-active approach to ease illegal lorry parking and congestion by approving plans to develop Waterbrook Park, a 140-acre site near junction 10 of the M20. Ashford International Truckstop will double in size to allow overnight parking for up to... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review News
New look for Marylebone’s Moderne car park

New look for Marylebone’s Moderne car park

The car park serving an inter-war apartment building in Westminster, London has been refurbished. Dorset House is a block of 185 upmarket flats built in Marylebone... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review News
8 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Towards a new Future of Mobility – understanding key trends

Last month, the Governement launched the first stages of its Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, declaring that the UK is on the cusp of 'a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside...driven by extraordinary innovation in engineering,... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
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NPPF increases ability to set maximum parking standards

The Government has given local planning authorities more leeway to set maximum parking standards in new developments in the final version of the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England.  The draft version, published for consultation in March (LTT 16 Mar), said maximum... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

GMCA selects active travel schemes

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has selected the first 15 schemes to improve cycling and walking conditions in the conurbation, which will be funded by mayor Andy Burnham’s £160m cycling and walking challenge fund.  Greater Manchester’s ten metropolitan districts... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL trials mobile data for modelling

Transport for London is working with consultants Jacobs  and AECOM and mobile network operator O2 on a project to analyse travel demand using anonymised mobile phone data.  The parties are working to fuse the ‘event data’ with a range of complementary datasets to better... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Government pressed to write an NPS for Heartland area

The England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) alliance of local authorities wants the Government to prepare a National Policy Statement (NPS) for the area to give long-term certainty to the growth agenda. National Policy Statements are a provision of the Planning Act 2008 and provide a framework for... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Reading eyes traffic restraint by 2020

Demand management measures such as a workplace parking levy or road charging could be implemented in Reading as soon as 2020, according to the council.  The Labour-run authority is to study three demand management options to inform a new local transport plan: • a workplace parking... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Build new P&R sites as temporary facilities, says mayor on Metro mission

Build new P&R sites as temporary facilities, says mayor on Metro mission

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has ordered future... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Mayor wants to accelerate major schemes

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is exploring how to accelerate the delivery of its transport priorities, including the Metro system known as CAM. A report presented to the CA-last week says that for CAM, “it is estimated that a conventional approach to delivery and... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Focus on productivity and sort out boundaries, LEPs told

Andrew Forster

The Government has announced a package of reforms to local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), the business-led bodies that manage the Local Growth Fund and play a wider role in setting transport priorities.     Among the important changes, LEPs will be asked to focus solely on productivity... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

WECA cautious about STB status

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has voiced misgivings about creating a statutory sub-national transport body (STB) covering the area. WECA is participating in plans for a Western Gateway shadow STB, which would also cover Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, North Somerset, Poole and... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Preferred route for Hereford bypass

Herefordshire Council has selected a preferred route for a western bypass of Hereford, following a consultation on seven route options this spring. The road would connect the A49 trunk road north of the city round with the A465 south-west of the city. Development work will now be undertaken on the... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils ‘need help to exploit benefits of transport data’

The Government should help local authorities exploit the potential of transport data to improve transport network management, with road traffic data being the priority, consultants have advised.  The DfT appointed consultant North Highland in January to  review the local transport data... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Cumbria plans £111m Carlisle southern link

Cumbria County Council wants the Government to provide more than £100m towards the estimated £111.6m cost of a new link road round the south of Carlisle, which could facilitate a major housing development.  The Carlisle Southern Link Road would connect junction 42 of the M6 with... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Timetable slips for major road schemes

Highways England has reported delays to four of its  major road improvements, including the A63 improvement scheme in Hull, the A428 dualling in Cambridgeshire, and the scheme to place the A303 in tunnel at Stonehenge. Details are reported in HE’s  delivery plan for 2018/19, which... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

HE spending hits £3.4bn

Highways England spent £3.4bn  operating, maintaining and enhancing the strategic road network in 2017/18, of which £2.32bn was on capital investment (£1.5bn major enhancements and £800m asset renewals such as resurfacing and maintenance). Operational expenditure was... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Boroughs and TfL agree targets to support mayor’s strategy

Andrew Forster

Transport for London has negotiated modal split and other trajectories with boroughs to help guide their local implementation plans and support the mayor’s transport strategy.  The mayor’s strategy sets a  headline target for 80 per cent of trips in the capital to be by... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Merton studies parking levy

The London Borough of Merton is exploring a workplace parking levy as a way of funding transport improvements.  Merton principal transport planner Chris Chowns told councillors a levy could support “an accelerated local implementation plan [LIP] investment programme, including... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

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