Planning needs to be reformed. But the Government’s proposals threaten more traffic and pollution.
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Planning reform is coming

The Government has launched proposals to reform the planning system. What could this mean for transport?

Examining new housing

Checklist for new housing developments

What are the specific elements that make up a non-car-dependent housing development? We’ve produced a Checklist.

Garden Communities: visions and reality

Garden Communities: visions and reality

Our report on Garden Villages and Garden Towns found that they risk condemning their residents to car-dependent lifestyles.

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If conservation areas can have a mix of homes and amenities, why can’t newly planned communities?

We're concerned that a proposed change to 'permitted development rights' would make it harder for local authorities to plan communities ...
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10 minutes ago
Do you like the idea of 15-minute neighbourhoods?
Beware: a proposed change to 'permitted development rights' could make it harder to plan communities with a mix of homes, shops & services.
Consultation closes tomorrow; here's our blog:
2 days ago
Great report from @RTPIPlanners:
The planning system should "focus on maximising the potential for local living... Residual travel demand should be shifted away from private vehicles to active, public and shared forms of transport."
2 days ago
To avoid car-dependence, new housing should have local amenities on its doorstep. But a proposed change to 'permitted development rights' could make this harder to achieve. Read our latest blog and respond to the consultation: