New housing in the UK is too often built around car use, with residents having little choice but to drive for almost every journey. What are the specific elements that make up a non-car-dependent housing development? Transport for New Homes has produced a Checklist for new housing developments.

In 2016-18 we visited more than 20 new housing developments to assess their levels of car-dependency. Read a summary of what we found.

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Transport for New Homes Award

Our new award, part of Transport Planning Day 2019, recognises non car-dependent housing.

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23 hours ago
Too many new housing developments are dominated by roads, a report by @ProfMCarmona, @PlaceAllianceUK and @CPRE has found.
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Just a few tickets left for our Birmingham event this Thursday evening! Come and discuss how new housing can be better integrated with sustainable transport:
1 day ago
This housing design audit by @ProfMCarmona, @PlaceAllianceUK and @CPRE finds too many schemes dominated by car parking and poorly designed for walking, cycling and public transport connectivity.